Winner to Receive Spectacular Cruise and Spa Package for Naming Cruise Line’s Most Elaborate Health and Fitness Facility

MIAMI (May 18, 2007) – Carnival Cruise Lines is holding a contest to name the new Carnival Splendor’s luxurious 21,000-square-foot health spa, the largest and most elaborate in the "Fun Ship" fleet, which will bring an entirely new dimension to the seagoing spa experience.

Offering a host of innovations, the expansive facility will take personal pampering to a new level with such features as Carnival’s first spa staterooms and suites, a thalassotherapy pool, thermal suite, and a diverse menu of Middle Eastern and Asian therapies administered in spacious, modern treatment rooms.

The grand prize will be a cruise for two in a Carnival Splendor spa suite including complimentary spa services for the entire voyage. Carnival’s "Name Our Most Spectacular Spa Ever" contest asks consumers to help find a name befitting the truly exceptional elegance of this sophisticated haven of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Representing a new class of vessel for the line, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is slated to debut in July 2008 operating Carnival’s first Northern Europe cruise program.

"Carnival Splendor will be a wonderful addition to the ‘Fun Ship’ fleet, highlighted by a spectacular health and fitness center that will provide our guests with unprecedented levels of pampering and relaxation. It’s only fitting that a name be chosen that embodies the many exciting features of this truly magnificent facility," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.

Most Luxurious Spa in Carnival Fleet

Spanning the forward portion of two full decks with large picture windows providing panoramic sea vistas, Carnival Splendor’s spa will also feature 68 exclusive spa staterooms and suites – Carnival’s first – accessible by an exclusive stairway and private elevator. Including the spa cabins and suites, the Carnival Splendor’s expansive health and wellness facility will encompass more than 40,000 total square feet.

Guests who book Carnival Splendor’s spa accommodations will receive a number of exclusive amenities and privileges, including unlimited use of the facility, thalassotherapy pool and thermal suite, priority spa appointments with a pre-cruise concierge consultation, complimentary fitness classes, and special Carnival Splendor spa logo towels, bathrobes, and slippers for use during the cruise. One-of-a-kind Carnival Splendor in-stateroom amenity items, along with personal yoga mats and fitness bands for use during the cruise, are also included.

Prominently positioned within the spa will be a thalassotherapy pool where guests can immerse themselves in ionized water heated to an ideal temperature, while pulsating water massage jets create a feeling of total serenity.

Adjacent to the pool will be a Thermal Suite consisting of four climate-controlled rooms, each of which is set to varying degrees of warmth and coolness and then infused with soothing essences of eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender and other aromas to leave guests feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Extensive Menu of Therapies, Expansive Treatment Rooms

The spa will offer a sophisticated menu of exotic Asian, Middle Eastern and European-style therapies, including several new options. Treatments will take place in 17 private treatment rooms, which include two VIP facilities exclusively for couples.

In addition, the Carnival Splendor’s spa will feature a post-treatment area where guests can relax on Asian-style beds while enjoying stunning sea views. Carnival Splendor’s spa also includes a complete state-of-the-art gymnasium with Lifecycle exercise equipment, including treadmills and weight training, stair climbing, and rowing machines.

A beauty salon offering complete hair and nail services and various products, along with a men’s barber/grooming area, a teeth-whitening venue, and special areas for manicures and pedicures round out the spa’s wide-ranging facilities and amenities.

Carnival Splendor dining rooms will also feature the line’s recently updated Spa Carnival Fare selections, healthy gourmet-style menu items that are lower in fat, calories, cholesterol and fat content.

Exciting European, Caribbean Itineraries

Carnival Splendor is slated to debut July 13, 2008, with a series of 12-day Northern Europe cruises from London (Dover) through Aug. 30, followed by a schedule of 12-day Mediterranean cruises from Rome (Civitavecchia) through Oct. 17, 2008. The ship will then sail on a trans-Atlantic crossing departing Rome (Civitavecchia) Oct. 29 and arriving Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 14, positioning the vessel for a series of seven-day exotic Caribbean cruises from that port beginning Nov. 22, 2008.

‘Name Our Most Spectacular Spa Ever’ Contest Details

To be eligible for Carnival’s "Name Our Most Spectacular Spa Ever" contest, participants must submit their suggestion via an entry form available on the micro-site created for Carnival Splendor, All entries must be received between May 18 and June 15, 2007, to qualify. The grand prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and participants must be at least 21 years old to enter. Entries will be judged by a panel of Carnival executives and the winner will be notified within 30 days of the end of the contest period In the case of duplicate winning entries, the entrant who first submitted the winning entry, based on date and time received, will be selected. Void where prohibited by law. Certain other restrictions apply. Additional rules are posted on

Carnival is currently accepting reservations on all of the Carnival Splendor’s various European and Caribbean itineraries.

For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit


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