Carnival Kicks Off Facebook Contest Tied to New Thrill 5D Theater Set to Debut on Carnival Breeze; One of Several New Entertainment Features to be Introduced on Newest 'Fun Ship' New Virtual Tour, Videos and Panoramic Images of Carnival Breeze Also Now Available on www.carnivalbreeze.com
MIAMI, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Carnival Cruise Lines launched "The 5D Challenge: TRIVIAL PURSUIT Edition" – a Facebook promotion designed to highlight the new Thrill 5D Theater set to debut on the Carnival Breeze in June 2012. The contest can be found on Carnival's Facebook page under the Carnival Breeze tab at www.facebook.com/carnival.
In addition to the Thrill 5D Theater, Carnival Breeze will be the first ship to feature all of the new entertainment options introduced as part the Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement program, a $500 million initiative that will completely transform Carnival's on-board guest experience.
Also, many of the ship's entertainment features and other elements are highlighted within a new virtual tour, and series of panoramic images and videos debuting today on www.carnivalbreeze.com.
With Carnival Breeze's Thrill 5D Theater, guests will enjoy an exhilarating, multi-dimensional experience that will make them feel like they are actually in the movie. The theater combines a high-definition 3D projection system with 4D elements such as squirting water and bubbles, and original special effects that will tickle guests' legs, blow air on their necks and poke them in their seats. Seats within the theater will shift back and forth, move from side to side and also vibrate, creating an exciting "fifth-dimensional" element. Guests will receive special 3D glasses that deliver a truly immersive movie-going experience.
To excite fans about Carnival's new Thrill 5D Theater and to get them into the "movie-viewing" mindset, the company under license from Hasbro, Inc. has created "The 5D Challenge: TRIVIAL PURSUIT Edition" on Facebook. Contest participants are asked to answer movie-themed trivia questions from Hasbro's popular TRIVIAL PURSUIT brand.
One prize will be given away daily for the next five days (January 9-13) with contestants required to correctly answer three daily trivia questions to enter into a prize drawing. Prizes include a 50-inch 3D Plasma HDTV, 3D phone, HD camcorder, and a $250 movie theater gift card. Also Hasbro Video and Board Game Prize Packs, including an Xbox 360 gaming console, will be given away throughout the contest period.
"We are delighted to continue our collaboration with our brand partner Hasbro on this unique contest showcasing Carnival Breeze's new 5D Theatre, which will be part of the ship's many exciting on-board features designed to thrill, captivate and entertain our guests," said Jim Berra, Carnival's senior vice president and chief marketing officer.
Carnival Breeze First Ship to Offer All Fun Ship 2.0 Entertainment Features
Carnival Breeze will be the first ship to feature all of the new entertainment offerings that are part of the line's Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement initiative. Among the exciting options is Hasbro, The Game Show, a series of larger-than-life productions and entertainment activities based on the popular Family Game Night television series produced by Hasbro Studios and seen on The Hub, a network for children and their families. Hasbro, The Game Show will put guests right in the middle of their favorite Hasbro games. Six main games are to be featured: Sorry! Sliders, which involves a giant shuffleboard court; Simon Flash, where two teams of four guests wear giant light-up color boxes and must shuffle themselves quickly to repeat a color sequence; Yahtzee Bowling, with a giant ball and larger-than-life-sized bowling pins; Operation SAM DUNK, which is set up like a skee-ball board where contestants try to get the balls into different slots on the "patient's" body, and Connect 4 BASKETBALL, which uses a basketball setup rather than the traditional checkers to play.
Carnival Breeze will also be the first ship to offer Playlist Productions which will combine captivating live performances with high-tech LED staging and special effects to set a new standard in seagoing entertainment. These exhilarating revues are set to widely popular and memorable music encompassing a variety of styles, genres and eras. Playlist performances will have guests singing along and dancing in their seats during the hit-packed, 30-minute shows created by leading producers, directors and choreographers who have worked on critically acclaimed productions for Broadway, London's West End and some of the world's most popular musical acts.
Also featured on Carnival Breeze will be the new "Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez" through a partnership with the popular comedian and TV personality. Lopez is serving as Carnival's "curator of comedy," acting as a consultant on the vetting and hiring of comedic talent for the line's hugely popular comedy program. Additionally, DJs on the Carnival Breeze will be trained under the new "DJ IRIE Spin'iversity" led by the award-winning DJ IRIE, a highly talented disc jockey widely known in Miami and Las Vegas.
Other features on the Carnival Breeze will include Guy's Burger Joint, which will offer burgers custom-created by renowned chef and Food Network star Guy Fieri, a Red Frog Pub, featuring Carnival's own private-label draft beer – ThirstyFrog Red, Cucina del Capitano, a family-style Italian eatery and a wide variety of other fun and exciting dining, bar and entertainment options.
Comprehensive Sneak Peek at Carnival Breeze Now Available Online
A wide-ranging preview of Carnival Breeze's myriad features and programming can now be viewed through a new virtual tour, series of panoramic images and videos debuting today on carnivalbreeze.com. Additionally, new images and videos can be viewed on the Carnival Breeze Facebook tab.
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, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com. Carnival can also be found on:
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/carnival
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 17-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Tahiti and the Fiji Islands. The company will expand its fleet with the launch of the 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze, which 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
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The HUB, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The HUB is www.hubworld.com. The HUB logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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