Highlights From This Week:
Carnival Celebration Completes Transatlantic Cruise & Arrives In Miami For Naming Ceremony
The Carnival Celebration launched earlier in November 2022 and started with a 14 night transatlantic cruise that ended in Miami, Florida on Sunday, November 20, 2022. On the evening of the ship's arrival in Miami, Carnival hosted the naming ceremony for the Carnival Celebration. The Naming Ceremony had special appearances made by Christine Duffy (Carnival Cruise Line President), Cassidy Gifford (Ship's Godmother), Kathy Lee Gifford (Godmother of original M/S Celebration), and Kool & The Gang.
One notable feature of the naming ceremony is the traditional breaking of the champagne bottle. The bottle broke and hopefully this means the ship will have a lifetime of good luck!
The Carnival Celebration is now officially registered under the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and is the 6th Carnival Cruise Line ship to be registered in the Bahamas.
The Carnival Magic's New York City sailings are being transferred to the Carnival Venezia. In the original communication Carnival Magic's guests received it stated guests were supposed to have stateroom assignments on the Carnival Venezia by November 21, 2022. Carnival's brand ambassador stated that this was in progress. For guests that did not receive a stateroom assignment by this date you are likely not alone as it is taking Carnival longer.
Earlier this week Carnival's Dive In Movie schedule for ships with Seaside Theaters was released. Since this is the December listing a mix of Christmas movies will be included. For the full list of movies and for more information about Dive In Movies please see the schedule I upkeep of Carnival Dive In Movies by clicking here.
Christmas Decorations & Holiday Shows Begin Soon
Carnival decorates most of their ships around the end of November and early December. Once the ship is decorating the Holiday shows start and usually run through the cruise that contains Christmas. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is time to look onwards to the Christmas season onboard.
For the 2022 Carnival Cruise Christmas Decoration Schedule By Ship: Click Here
Carnival's Faster to the Fun program returns for sailings on or after December 1, 2022. Faster to the Fun is a program Carnival offers where staterooms can purchase priority boarding and some other perks. You have to reserve Faster to the Fun on your booking manager before the day of the cruise. The program is limited to a select number of staterooms on each cruise. Faster to the Fun guests get to board after Diamond, Suites, & Platinum guests board, but before general boarding begins.
Carnival Cruise Weekly Trivia Question:
This trivia question is just for fun!
Question: How many self-service laundry stations (washers & dryers) are there on the Mardi Gras?
And the answer is.... see below!
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Answer: E) 0 - Mardi Gras does not have self-service laundry stations with washers and dryers.