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Carnival Valor to offer pair of Trans-Atlantic Crossings in 2021

Carnival Valor will offer two 15-day Trans-Atlantic Crossings in 2021

The first will depart on January 25, 2021 from New Orleans to Barcelona. It will include day-long stops at Bermuda, Funchal (Madeira) Portugal, and Malaga and Valencia, Spain before arriving in Barcelona on Feb. 9, 2021.

Following its arrival in Barcelona, Carnival Valor will undergo a 17-day dry dock details of which will be announced in the coming months.

The second will depart on February 26, 2021 from Barcelona to New Orleans and arrive in New Orleans on March 13, 2021 

Carnival Corporation and its CEO pledge $1.25m for Australian bushfires relief

Carnival Corporation announced its philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, and five of its global cruise line brands together with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have collectively pledged over US$1.25 million to support disaster recovery efforts from raging bushfires causing widespread devastation throughout Australia.

Carnival Corporation to launch 4 new cruise ships in 2020

Umbrella company Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across its global cruise brands.

  • Iona for P&O Cruises UK
  • Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises
  • Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line
  • Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises

Iona from P&O Cruises (UK) – May 2020

Iona marks the first new ship for P&O Cruises since the introduction of Britannia in 2015.

Carnival Australia pledges disaster relief money folr brushfire fun

Carnival Australia will donate A$350,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund in an effort to help the efforts related to brushfire relief.

The money comes as a gesture from five of Carnival's cruise brands that sail in Australia: P&O Cruises Australia, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard and Holland America Line.

Carnival Cruise Line bans guests wearing shirts with offensive language

Carnival Cruise Line has updated its dress code to ban clothing that has offensive language.

Carnival brand ambassador John Heald posted on Facebook an update to the new policy, that specifies the type of clothing no longer allowed onboard.

Carnival debuts new bar honoring military personnel

Carnival Cruise Line revealed the "Heroes Tribute Bar" on the Carnival Panorama ship, which salutes members of the military and their families.

The venue features a distinctive All-American décor with logos of the five armed service branches of the U.S. military as well as patriotic and military memorabilia throughout the room. The venue’s walls are lined with photos and messages centering on three main themes:  Welcome Home, Thank You for Your Service and America’s Heroes.

Man pleads guilty to murdering his girlfriend on Carnival cruise

Eric Duane Newman, 55, pleaded guilty on Thursday to murdering his girlfriend while on the Carnival Elation.

Newman and Tamara Tucker, were on the Carnival Elation in January 2018 on a cruise that left Jacksonville to the Bahamas, when Newman tried to strangle Tucker and pushed her over the balcony of their 13th floor cabin, the Department of Justice said in a statement Thursday. Tucker hit the 11th deck after the fall and died from blunt force trauma.

Newman pleaded guilty to one count of murder in the second degree in federal court in Kansas.

Carnival Mardi Gras ship delivery delayed

Carnival Cruises announced today its newest cruise ship, Carnival Mardi Gras, has suffered construction delays and as a result, will debut later than expected.  In addition, eight sailings have been cancelled.

The ship is under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, and will not be delivered until the end of October. The first revenue sailing will also now be departing Port Canaveral, Florida on November 14, 2020.

Two Carnival ships collide in Cozumel

The Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory collided at the dock in Cozumel, Mexico leaving some noticeable damage to the ships.

The incident occurred as the Carnival Glory was attempting to dock in Cozumel, and guests sailing both ships shared photos on social media of the incident.

Carnival takes delivery of Carnival Panorama cruise ship

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its 27th cruise ship this week, with the Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy.

The third of the Vista Class ships, Panorama will now head to Long Beach, California for its naming ceremony and inaugural sailing in December. Carnival Panorama will launch year-round service from Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 11, becoming the line’s first new ship homeported on the West Coast in more than 20 years.

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