Carnival Cruise Lines Returning To Europe In 2011
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Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 3,690 passenger Carnival Magic, will debut with a schedule of seven, nine and 12 day Mediterranean cruises operating round-trip from Barcelona from May to October 2011. 

This marks Carnival’s first full season of Mediterranean cruises in three years, as well as the first time the line has homeported a ship in Barcelona.

To commemorate the line’s return to Europe, Carnival is offering an exclusive pre-sale for past guests from January 19 to January 25, including complimentary two-category upgrades, along with special pricing with rates starting at $829 per person, based on double occupancy.

For consumers new to Carnival, the line’s full range of cruise fares, including highly attractive Early Saver rates will open on Tuesday, January 26. 

The 130,000 ton Carnival Magic will offer a host of features popularized on its sister ship Carnival Dream, including a WaterWorks aqua park, a caf矇/live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza; Serenity adults-only retreat; spacious facilities for children and teens and a wide range of stateroom categories. Several innovations unique to the Carnival Magic will be announced in the coming months.

"Our past guests and travel agent partners have provided a tremendous amount of feedback in terms of their desire for more Mediterranean cruises from Carnival," said Gerry Cahill, Carnival’s President and CEO.  "This extensive program in 2011 will offer an excellent variety of itinerary lengths and options for consumers to experience and explore one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating regions aboard the new Carnival Magic."

The past guest promotion is capacity controlled and available until midnight Monday, January 25.  A valid past guest number is required at the time of booking.  The promotion applies to new individual bookings for stateroom categories 4A and higher.  Upgrades are available within specific stateroom accommodation types (i.e., interior to interior, ocean view to ocean view, balcony to balcony, etc.).

Itineraries for Carnival Magic beyond October 2011 will be announced at a later date.

For additional information and reservations, call 1-800-327-9501 (individual) or 1-800-327-5782 (groups) or visit the line’s travel agent Internet portal,

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