Carnival Cruise Lines Invites Fans to Kick Back, Have Fun and 'Live the Carnival Breeze Life' Campaign Celebrates Upcoming Debut of Tropical-Inspired Carnival Breeze and Offers a Sneak Peek at New 'Fun Ship'

Join the Movement On Carnival's Facebook Tab For Interactive Experiences, Exclusive Sweepstakes and More

MIAMI, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the debut of the new tropical-infused Carnival Breeze, Carnival Cruise Lines today launched Live the Carnival Breeze Life, a fun campaign to inspire people to enjoy and celebrate the island mindset year-round, while also offering fans a first look at this spectacular new "Fun Ship."

By visiting the new Carnival Breeze tab on the company's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/carnival), fans can enjoy a fun and engaging social experience with exclusive opportunities, videos and giveaways – all while learning more about the new 130,000-ton ship, which sets sail in June 2012.  The tab includes a "Meet the Carnival Breeze" area with detailed renderings offering a sneak peek at the ship's stunning public spaces.  

Just as Carnival Breeze is designed to provide guests with the breezy feeling of the tropics, the Live the Carnival Breeze Life campaign encourages "fun-atics" to infuse that fun Caribbean spirit into their everyday lives.  By visiting the Carnival Breeze tab on the company's Facebook page, fans can declare "I Will Live the Carnival Breeze Life" to join the movement while also raising money for a great cause.  For each person who joins, Carnival will donate $1, up to $20,000 total, to its charitable partner, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premiere centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

While on the new Facebook tab, visitors are also invited to enter the Carnival Breeze Great Flip-Flop & Cruise Giveaway through September 1, 2011, to be among the 1,000 randomly selected entrants to receive a pair of special, limited-edition, red, white and blue Carnival Breeze flip-flops. From those lucky winners, one Golden Flip Flop grand prize winner will have the ultimate opportunity to Live the Carnival Breeze Life on a free cruise vacation for two aboard the Carnival Breeze.  

"As we gear up for the introduction of our tropical-inspired Carnival Breeze, we encourage Carnival fans to celebrate the spirit of the Caribbean in their everyday lives," said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Lines. "With the end of summer quickly approaching, there's no better time to start to Live the Carnival Breeze Life – whether it's donning flip-flops to a business meeting or adding a drink umbrella to your morning orange juice.  We invite visitors to regularly explore all the fun, interactive experiences and videos about Carnival Breeze and island life on our Facebook page and celebrate the tropical lifestyle whether they're on board a 'Fun Ship' or in their own backyard."

A Carnival Breeze Preview

The new Carnival Breeze sets the stage for unforgettable fun in an environment that will bring people together and deliver the carefree feeling of the Caribbean. The ship will feature many open areas to bring in the sun, sea and sky with colorful interiors and stunning public spaces that take their cues from the region's cool island breezes and warm tropical sunsets.  

Through dramatic artist renderings, fans can get a first look at Carnival Breeze's design on Facebook and at www.carnivalbreeze.com. From the sun-splashed ambiance of the Lido Marketplace restaurant and a palm tree-lined indoor/outdoor cafe and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza to the Lanai outdoor wraparound promenade with sweeping ocean views and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub, Carnival Breeze brings the outdoors in, with a seemingly endless variety of ways to relax and have a great time. The breezy tropical surroundings even extend to the ship's staterooms which incorporate a palette of pleasing pastel hues and a striking new design.

Even More Fun on Facebook and Online

When fans need a respite from their everyday routine, they can turn to the Carnival Breeze Facebook tab where each Thursday from 3-4pm EDT the company will feature an hour-long Carnival Breeze Break. During these weekly breaks, Carnival fans can chat with each other and the Carnival team to share their tips and stories of fun, and receive a giveaway – from island-inspired food and drink recipes to Carnival Breeze desktop wallpaper and more.  

The new Facebook tab also features an exclusive photo gallery where Carnival fans can showcase how they are inspired to live in the spirit of the Carnival Breeze. Here, visitors will also find tips to Live the Carnival Breeze Life, and a comedic Web series featuring "Mr. Breezie," a character who is transformed by the enjoyable Carnival Breeze lifestyle.

Carnival enthusiasts and cruise rookies alike can learn even more at www.carnivalbreeze.com, where they'll find a "How It's Made" section featuring a construction timeline, and images and videos of the shipbuilding progress.  The site also offers a countdown clock for the ship's U.S. arrival, consumer testimonials, port-of-call and itinerary offerings, and information on the many dining, activity and entertainment choices available.  

Following an inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice departing June 3, 2012, Carnival Breeze will operate a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona through October 25, 2012.  After its trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Breeze will sail year-round from Miami beginning November 24, 2012, offering port-intensive six- and eight-day cruises that showcase the best the Caribbean has to offer.

For additional information and reservations on Carnival's "Fun Ship" cruises, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

   Carnival also can be found on:
   Twitter: www.twitter.com/carnivalcruise 
   Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/carnival 
   Flickr:  www.flickr.com/photos/carnivalcruiselines/ 
   Journalists also can visit Carnival's media site, www.carnivalpressroom.com.

About Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:  CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®," with 23 "Fun Ships" operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.  In addition to the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, which debuted in Europe May 1, 2011, the new 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze is scheduled to enter service June 3, 2012. 

Carnival is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Lines



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