MIAMI (June 4, 2009) – In an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel series, Samantha Brown’s Great Cruises, host Samantha Brown reunites with family and friends during an hour-long cruise special airing Saturday, June 13, at 10 p.m. on Travel Channel.  In the episode, Samantha provides viewers with an inside look at her vacation aboard the Carnival Freedom. 

            The program highlights her experience with the variety of facilities and features aboard the 110,000-ton “Fun Ship,” along with the many sites and attractions of its popular eastern Caribbean itinerary that includes St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola/Virgin Gorda, Nassau and San Juan.

            Brown and her traveling companions relax and re-connect aboard the Carnival Freedom, taking advantage of the 2,974-passenger ship’s many on-board amenities, including luxurious spa treatments in the 14,500-square-foot health club and a host of activities, ranging from basketball, mini-golf and ping-pong to a ballroom dancing class and a visit to the casino.

            Cameras also follow the group as they explore Carnival Freedom’s tropical ports of call.  Activities include an exhilarating ATV adventure and zipline tour in Antigua, swimming and relaxing at The Baths in Virgin Gorda, shopping for duty-free bargains in St. Thomas and a scenic carriage ride in Nassau.

            Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 16 days in length to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England, Europe and Bermuda. 

            The line currently has two new ships scheduled for delivery between now and 2011.  The first of those, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, is set to debut Sept. 21, 2009.

            For additional information or reservations on the “Fun Ship” vacation experience, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

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Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:  CCL; NYSE:  CUK), is a proud member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines.  Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.