Elizabeth Dole to Serve as Godmother To Carnival Cruise Lines' New 88,500-Ton Carnival Spirit

Lifelong Public Servant, Humanitarian to 'Officially' Name Carnival's Newest

'Fun Ship' in Dockside Ceremony at Port of Miami April 27



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Carnival Cruise Lines

    MIAMI, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Dole, whose tireless dedication
 to public service and humanitarian issues spans four decades and seven U.S.
 presidents, will serve as godmother to Carnival Cruise Lines' new Carnival
 Spirit, the first in a new series of 88,500-ton vessels for the line.
     Mrs. Dole will "officially" name Carnival's newest "Fun Ship" at an
 exclusive, invitation-only ceremony held dockside at the Port of Miami Friday,
 April 27.
     Following the ceremony, Mrs. Dole will be the guest of honor at a special
 VIP shipboard reception, then join more than 2,000 travel agents and
 dignitaries on a two-day preview voyage aboard the new 2,124-passenger vessel.
     "We are honored to have Elizabeth Dole serve as godmother to the new
 Carnival Spirit, which promises to be a spectacular addition to the 'Fun Ship'
 fleet," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president.  "From her remarkable public
 service career to her wide-ranging humanitarian efforts for the American Red
 Cross, Mrs. Dole has dedicated her life to helping others and we are very
 proud to have her name forever linked with this beautiful new vessel," he
 added.
     A former president of the American Red Cross who resigned her position in
 1999 to pursue her own campaign for the U.S. presidency, Mrs. Dole's
 impressive public service career began with her appointment as Deputy
 Assistant to President Nixon for Consumer Affairs in 1971.
     Over the years, she has directed U.S. public policy serving as a member of
 the Federal Trade Commission, Secretary of Transportation under President
 Reagan -- the first woman ever to hold that position -- and Secretary of Labor
 under President Bush.
     During her eight-year tenure as president of the American Red Cross, the
 world's foremost humanitarian organization, she initiated a wide range of
 programs to assist natural disaster victims and benefit at-risk youth while
 transforming the organization's methods for collecting, testing and
 distributing the nation's blood supply.
     For her lifelong dedication to public service, Mrs. Dole has been
 recognized by numerous civic, social service and philanthropic organizations
 and has received honorary doctorate degrees from more than 40 colleges and
 universities.
     Mrs. Dole's role as godmother marks the beginning of a series of
 introductory activities for the new Carnival Spirit.  Following its two-day
 preview voyage, the vessel will depart Miami April 29 on its inaugural 16-day
 Panama Canal cruise, arriving in Los Angeles May 15.
     Following various introductory functions on the West Coast, the Carnival
 Spirit will then operate a summer schedule of seven-day Alaska voyages.  Also
 included in the Carnival Spirit's inaugural 2001 season are two 12-day Hawaii
 cruises and a 14-day Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Miami, positioning
 the vessel for a unique eight-day "exotic" Caribbean program from that port
 beginning Nov. 3.
     As the first in a new series of "Fun Ships," the Carnival Spirit will
 feature a number of innovative amenities and facilities, including a
 spectacular outdoor wrap-around promenade, the line's first wedding chapel,
 and the highest percentage of ocean view and balconied staterooms in the
 Carnival fleet.
     The ship's numerous dining options will include a two-level, reservations-
 only supper club featuring crab claws from Miami Beach's world-famous Joe's
 Stone Crab Restaurant -- the first time the delicacies have ever been offered
 on a cruise ship menu.
     Other dining venues will include a two-level formal restaurant, a
 patisserie, and a two-deck-high poolside eatery offering breakfast, lunch and
 dinner alternatives, and a 24-hour pizzeria.  All of these options are part of
 Carnival's Total Choice Dining(SM), cruising's most comprehensive dining
 program offering the widest variety of formal and casual choices at sea.
     The vessel's 12 passenger decks will also house a three-deck-high show
 lounge offering original Las Vegas-style productions, an expansive two-level
 health and fitness club, a duty-free shopping mall and the "Fun House," an
 enclosed children's play area featuring an arts and crafts center and a
 computer lab.
     A nine-deck-high atrium providing easy and convenient access to 16 bars,
 lounges and nightspots, along with four swimming pools, a corkscrew water
 slide, five whirlpools and a full gambling casino will be included, as well.
     Carnival Cruise Lines is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise
 Lines alliance which also includes Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Seabourn
 Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises.  Together, these member lines
 share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal
 to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most
 exciting destinations.  Carnival is the leader in the contemporary market of
 the cruise industry.
 
 

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Lines
    MIAMI, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Dole, whose tireless dedication
 to public service and humanitarian issues spans four decades and seven U.S.
 presidents, will serve as godmother to Carnival Cruise Lines' new Carnival
 Spirit, the first in a new series of 88,500-ton vessels for the line.
     Mrs. Dole will "officially" name Carnival's newest "Fun Ship" at an
 exclusive, invitation-only ceremony held dockside at the Port of Miami Friday,
 April 27.
     Following the ceremony, Mrs. Dole will be the guest of honor at a special
 VIP shipboard reception, then join more than 2,000 travel agents and
 dignitaries on a two-day preview voyage aboard the new 2,124-passenger vessel.
     "We are honored to have Elizabeth Dole serve as godmother to the new
 Carnival Spirit, which promises to be a spectacular addition to the 'Fun Ship'
 fleet," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president.  "From her remarkable public
 service career to her wide-ranging humanitarian efforts for the American Red
 Cross, Mrs. Dole has dedicated her life to helping others and we are very
 proud to have her name forever linked with this beautiful new vessel," he
 added.
     A former president of the American Red Cross who resigned her position in
 1999 to pursue her own campaign for the U.S. presidency, Mrs. Dole's
 impressive public service career began with her appointment as Deputy
 Assistant to President Nixon for Consumer Affairs in 1971.
     Over the years, she has directed U.S. public policy serving as a member of
 the Federal Trade Commission, Secretary of Transportation under President
 Reagan -- the first woman ever to hold that position -- and Secretary of Labor
 under President Bush.
     During her eight-year tenure as president of the American Red Cross, the
 world's foremost humanitarian organization, she initiated a wide range of
 programs to assist natural disaster victims and benefit at-risk youth while
 transforming the organization's methods for collecting, testing and
 distributing the nation's blood supply.
     For her lifelong dedication to public service, Mrs. Dole has been
 recognized by numerous civic, social service and philanthropic organizations
 and has received honorary doctorate degrees from more than 40 colleges and
 universities.
     Mrs. Dole's role as godmother marks the beginning of a series of
 introductory activities for the new Carnival Spirit.  Following its two-day
 preview voyage, the vessel will depart Miami April 29 on its inaugural 16-day
 Panama Canal cruise, arriving in Los Angeles May 15.
     Following various introductory functions on the West Coast, the Carnival
 Spirit will then operate a summer schedule of seven-day Alaska voyages.  Also
 included in the Carnival Spirit's inaugural 2001 season are two 12-day Hawaii
 cruises and a 14-day Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Miami, positioning
 the vessel for a unique eight-day "exotic" Caribbean program from that port
 beginning Nov. 3.
     As the first in a new series of "Fun Ships," the Carnival Spirit will
 feature a number of innovative amenities and facilities, including a
 spectacular outdoor wrap-around promenade, the line's first wedding chapel,
 and the highest percentage of ocean view and balconied staterooms in the
 Carnival fleet.
     The ship's numerous dining options will include a two-level, reservations-
 only supper club featuring crab claws from Miami Beach's world-famous Joe's
 Stone Crab Restaurant -- the first time the delicacies have ever been offered
 on a cruise ship menu.
     Other dining venues will include a two-level formal restaurant, a
 patisserie, and a two-deck-high poolside eatery offering breakfast, lunch and
 dinner alternatives, and a 24-hour pizzeria.  All of these options are part of
 Carnival's Total Choice Dining(SM), cruising's most comprehensive dining
 program offering the widest variety of formal and casual choices at sea.
     The vessel's 12 passenger decks will also house a three-deck-high show
 lounge offering original Las Vegas-style productions, an expansive two-level
 health and fitness club, a duty-free shopping mall and the "Fun House," an
 enclosed children's play area featuring an arts and crafts center and a
 computer lab.
     A nine-deck-high atrium providing easy and convenient access to 16 bars,
 lounges and nightspots, along with four swimming pools, a corkscrew water
 slide, five whirlpools and a full gambling casino will be included, as well.
     Carnival Cruise Lines is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise
 Lines alliance which also includes Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Seabourn
 Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises.  Together, these member lines
 share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise vacations that appeal
 to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets and sail to some of the world's most
 exciting destinations.  Carnival is the leader in the contemporary market of
 the cruise industry.
 
 SOURCE  Carnival Cruise Lines