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Carnival’s Newest and Largest Ship, 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, Makes Inaugural Call at Mahogany Bay in Roatan

Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and largest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, made its first call at the new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center in Roatan today, December 15 as part of its year-round seven-day Caribbean schedule from Port Canaveral, Fla., that began earlier this month.    

Carnival Dream arrived at the island’s new $62 million Mahogany Bay Cruise Center, which welcomed its first ship December 2, and features such amenities as a welcome center, myriad shopping and dining opportunities, a private beach, a transportation hub and nature trail.  Unique to Mahogany Bay is the “Magical Flying Beach Chair,” a new chair lift system that takes cruise ship guests from the welcome center to beautiful Mahogany Beach, a 10-acre private island featuring an 825-foot-long white-sand beach with a beach volleyball court and a variety of watersports opportunities.  Eight exclusive cabanas are also available for rent.

Carnival Dream is one of four Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships to visit the spectacular new facility, joining the Carnival Valor, Carnival Legend, and Carnival Glory.  In addition to Carnival Cruise Lines, vessels from Princess Cruises, Holland America, Costa Cruises, the Yachts of Seabourn, and P&O Cruises, as well as non-Carnival Corporation brands, are expected to call at the new facility, as well.
Together, these ships are scheduled to make approximately 200 calls at the new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center during the facility’s first full year of operation, accounting for more than 500,000 visitors a year.

On its new Port Canaveral-based program, Carnival Dream will depart Port Canaveral every Saturday, alternating weekly to the eastern and western Caribbean. Mahogany Bay is featured on the western Caribbean route where the Carnival Dream calls every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Other ports on the western Caribbean itinerary include Cozumel, Belize City and Costa Maya.

The 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream ushers in an exciting new era in “Fun Ship” cruising.   Representing a new class of vessel for the line, Carnival Dream encompasses 130,000 tons, is 306 meters long and 37 meters wide.

Carnival prides itself on providing passengers with unlimited opportunities to relax and have fun and the new Carnival Dream certainly continues this philosophy with a host of on-board innovations and features.

Carnival Dream boasts a wide variety of new family friendly amenities, including the expansive Carnival WaterWorks aqua park with the longest water slide at sea and the DrainPipe slide, offering an exhilarating funnel-style design.

Passengers can also enjoy a stunning café and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza, the largest spa in the Carnival fleet, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a Seaside Theatre LED screen displaying movies, concerts and other programming, and acres of open deck space for relaxing in the sun or partaking in a wide range of activities.

Innovation continues in the Carnival Dream’s staterooms which include two-bath, five-berth cabins designed with families in mind and cove balconies accommodations that are closer to the water line. Also new is The Lanai featuring a wraparound outdoor promenade encircling the ship and cantilevered whirlpools that extend out over the ship’s sides. Even the dance club is dramatically designed with outdoor access and a South Beach vibe.

For more information on the new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center, visit www.mahoganybaycc.com.

For press inquiries, please contact Jennifer de la Cruz or Vance Gulliksen, Carnival Corporation & plc Public Relations, at 305-599-2600, ext 16000.

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