MIAMI (August 5, 2008) – Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest “Fun Ship,” the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor, which debuted in Europe last month, is showcased in a new webisode airing on the line’s travel agent portal, Hosted by Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Guest Services Lynn Torrent, the new webisodes feature interviews with three longtime Carnival employees: Carnival Splendor Senior Cruise Director John Heald and Senior Maitre d’ Ken Byrne, as well as Vice President of Cruise Programming Roger Blum, who is also the producer of the ship’s lavish production shows.

            The interviews, which were taped on board during the Carnival Splendor’s three-day preview cruise from Dover last month, are the newest additions to the “On Board with Carnival” series during which Torrent interviews members of Carnival’s management team in a relaxed talk show-like setting.  

            During this latest installment, the three employees discuss Carnival Splendor’s innovative features and unique guest amenities, as well as the diverse dining and entertainment venues. The 3,006-passenger SuperLiner debuted July 2 and is currently operating the line’s first-ever Northern Europe cruise program.

            Representing a new class of ship for the line, Carnival Splendor offers a wide range of entertainment choices, from three high-energy revues - "The Beat,” “Vroom,” and “Fiesta Latina” – presented in the 1,500-seat Spectacular Spectacular show lounge to the line’s legendary “Midnight Special” comedy show.  A delicious array of culinary options, including full-service meals in the Gold Pearl and Black Pearl dining rooms, casual choices in The Lido poolside restaurant and gourmet cuisine in The Pinnacle supper club, are offered, as well. 

             In addition to the interviews with Heald, Blum and Byrne, the “Onboard with Carnival” series has featured Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO Gerry Cahill, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience Ruben Rodriguez and Vice President of Group Sales and Administration Cherie Weinstein, along with Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman and CEO Micky Arison. Future interviews include Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Planning Terry Thornton.


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