Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2010

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Like other “Fun Ships,” Carnival Fascination and Carnival CRUISE LINES ADDS NEW SEVEN-DAY EASTERN JACKSONVILLE AND TAMPA Carnival Cruise Lines will introduce new seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise itineraries from Tampa and Jacksonville, FL, in 2011. The cruises will be offered on the Carnival Legend from Tampa and Carnival Fascination fromJacksonville both of which are currently based at those ports but have never before offered these itineraries. From Jacksonville, the recently renovated 2,052-passenger Carnival Fascination will offer a series of six week-long Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruises to Grand Turk, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, and Nassau, complementing the ship’s popular four- and five-day Bahamas/Key West departures. Departure dates include April 30, May 7, July 23 and 30, and Sept. 17 and 24, 2011. From Tampa, the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legendwill add five new seven-day Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruises featuring Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Key West to its existing week-long western Caribbean cruise schedule. The new week-long Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruises will be offered May 1, June 26, July 24, Aug. 7 and Oct. 16, 2011. CARIBBEAN OPTIONS FROM CARNIVAL Legend offer a variety of on-board facilities and features: myriad formal and casual dining options, expansive facilities and program- ming for children in three age groups, full casino gambling, and a host of live music and entertainment venues. Both ships also offer acres of open deck space and the line’s signature Twister Water Slide. For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call (800) CARNIVAL or visit ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS BEGINS YEAR-ROUND SERVICEFROM PORT OF BALTIMORE Cruise Ship to Offer Second Convenient Northeast Port for Cruise Vacationers Enchantment of the Seas sailed into Baltimore harbor recently to inaugurate a second year-round Northeast U.S. port for vaca- tioners to embark on a Royal Caribbean cruise. The 2,252-guest, double occupancy,Enchantment of Seas offers a variety of onboard amenities that cater to families, coupled with delectable dining options and compelling itineraries tomake for amemorable cruise vacation. “The State of Maryland welcomes Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas for year-round cruising from the Port of Baltimore,” said Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. “Even in these tough times, Balt tions and our cruise terminal’s easy access off of Interstate 95 continue to attract passengers in record- setting numbers.” In the 2010-2011 summer and autumn seasons, vacationers Half Moon Cay is a crescent-shaped island offering magnificent beaches, a children’s water park, private cabanas and a variety of shore excursion opportunities. Grand Turk is an eight-square-mile island paradise with beautiful white-sand beaches, the Caribbean’s largest Margaritaville restaurant and centuries-old historical sites. Known for its perpetually laid back ambiance, Key West has a char- acter all its own, with numerous bars and lounges lining historic Duval Street and myriad watersports opportunities. The Bahamian capital of Nassau offers gorgeous beaches and a host of shops, restaurants and boutiques. “Guest feedback indicates a strong desire for more eastern Caribbean ports – particularly more intimate destinations such as Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk – and these new itineraries pro- vide guests cruising from Tampa and Jacksonville with an exciting new vacation option,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. 44 can choose among five-night Bermuda, nine-night Eastern Caribbean and nine-night New England and Canada itineraries aboard Enchantment of the Seas. In winter and spring 2010-2012, vacationers can choose among nine-night Bahamas and 12-night Southern Caribbean itineraries. Enchantment of the Seas and voy- ager-class Explorer of the Seas’ year-round sailings from the Port of Baltimore and Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ, respectively, now offer Northeast vacationers two convenient Royal Caribbean home-ports. Enchantment of the Seas features three pools and six whirlpools for guests to relax in, including the adults-only Solarium and the Splash Deck interactive fountain play area for kids. The solarium is covered by a crystal canopy, a glass roof that retracts and deploys to suit any weather. For additional information travel professionals should go to www.cruisingpower.comor call (800) 327-2056. Black Meetings & Tourism September/October 2010:

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