William Filomena, a longtime fan of the “Fun Ships,” is currently sailing on the trans-Atlantic crossing of the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, putting him that much closer to his goal of sailing on all 23 Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships in a single year.

After his Carnival Dream voyage, Filomena will sail on the Carnival Pride and Carnival Victory in November and Carnival Miracle in December, thereby making him the first person to achieve this distinction.

During the Carnival Dream crossing, which ends in New York on Nov. 12, Filomena (center) took time out for a photo with Captain Carlo Queirolo (left) and Hotel Director Donato Becce.

Filomena’s love of all things Carnival won’t end with his next three voyages – he already has 12 “Fun Ship” cruises booked for 2010!