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We’re WAY different than the “big guys”… Unfortunately many avid travelers believe that they save money by booking through big online travel websites. What they don’t realize is that both the big guys and the little guys are representatives of the destinations – debunking the myth that travel agents cost more. The difference with On Deck Travel is after you book, it doesn’t stop there! You receive individualized attention from our team who will assist you with hotel accommodations, transportation, attraction tickets, meals, sightseeing, shopping, special events, and more. We are so familiar with our destinations that we want to share sights and experiences that are off the beaten path too- many of which are still hidden gems! Plus you have full access to us for any questions, special needs or last minute changes. We handle everything – So you can just enjoy! We understand how busy your schedule can get. By planning a trip tailored to your needs, we offer you worry-free travel, so you can just enjoy! We arrange, coordinate, check, update and re-check every aspect of your trip and provide you with the best and most up-to-date travel information. When partnering with us, we’ll plan everything so you can have peace-of-mind (and of course, a fantastic photo album). We provide you with an amazing itinerary within your budget… Our expert team will keep your time and budget in mind by listening to your needs. We then will advise you on your best options, create an itinerary that works for you and provide personal attention to detail with hands-on care. You can put your trust in us to guide you every step of the way, providing you with your trip, your way! We make sure there are no “surprises”…but we do love finding you freebies! With On Deck Travel we make sure that if a surprise happens to arise, we are the ones who will take care of it. You won’t have to worry about your room “surprisingly” being under the ballroom or directly next to the loud restaurant. Plus if any outside conditions affect your travel plans, our team will be in contact with the correct people, safely guiding your next step. What we love most about planning your vacation? Finding you freebies and upgrades that you’ll love! From free spa treatments to a nominal price with a fantastic upgrade, these added details are simply a fun bonus to our overall custom vacation planning services. Our promise to you: With so many travel options out there, it can be overwhelming. We work as your 'value interpreter.' Using our expertise, we find amazing experiences that exceed your every desire, but not your budget. With our services, you can be confident that your vacation will be perfectly planned, hassle-free, and with moments you'll never forget.
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Please see below a press release concerning the rumors circulating yesterday regarding our financial stability. We'll have talking points later.
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Carnival is considering cutting passenger capacity on its cruise ships as it looks for ways to improve safety in wake of corona virus outbreaks, sources say Carnival Corp. is considering temporarily limiting the number of passengers on its ships when they begin sailing again, two sources close to the matter told Business Insider. The company would do so by preventing passengers from booking certain cabins, the sources said. Two possibilities include allowing passengers to only book cabins with access to fresh air or making sure there are empty… — Business Insider
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The countdown has begun ⏳ Scarlet Lady will launch for Sea Trials in less than 2 weeks -- making her way from Italy to France for the very first time. Which has us reminiscing about her February float-out 😭 Imagine what she'll look like out on the open water this time around!
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EMERIL LAGASSE SPICES UP CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE’S MARDI GRAS WITH FIRST-EVER RESTAURANT AT SEA
MIAMI (March 6, 2019) – Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has partnered with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse on his first-ever seagoing restaurant aboard Carnival’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, setting sail in summer 2020.
Located in the heart of Mardi Gras’ French Quarter zone, Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will showcase the chef’s signature dishes that earned him the reputation as one of New Orleans’ most acclaimed and respected chefs.
“Mardi Gras is designed as the ultimate vacation experience, and that extends to the food and beverage offerings,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Emeril Lagasse has brought the uniqueness and fun of New Orleans dining to foodies all over the world, and we’re thrilled that he’ll now bring that same experience to Carnival. There is no one better suited than Emeril to add a level of authenticity to the Mardi Gras experience that will give our guests another way to Choose Fun.”
“I’ve developed restaurants all over the country, but to create my first restaurant at sea – on a ship named Mardi Gras with its own French Quarter, no less – was an opportunity I simply could not pass up,” said Lagasse. “I’m excited to be a part of this brand new ship and bring a taste of the flavors of New Orleans cuisine to the guests sailing on Mardi Gras.”
Named after Mardi Gras’ hull number at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, the bistro will celebrate New Orleans’ rich culture with Creole favorites and daily specials.
The menu will include: oyster and cochon de lait po-boys, muffaletta sandwiches, Emeril’s signature barbecue shrimp, fresh seafood ceviche, roasted duck & Andouille sausage gumbo, jambalaya, and complements such as Creole potato salad with diced scallions, and red beans and “jazz-man” rice. Breakfast offerings will feature shrimp and grits and a shrimp Creole omelet. The New Orleans classic Bananas Foster and lemon ice box pie will be available for dessert.
Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will take center stage in Mardi Gras’ French Quarter, one of the ship’s six themed zones where guests will find fun, memorable ways to create their own personalized vacations. The French Quarter will capture the festive spirit of Louisiana with food, cocktails and, of course, live jazz.
Currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, Mardi Gras is slated to enter service in Europe Aug. 31, 2020, before repositioning to New York for a series of voyages then shift to Port Canaveral for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning in Oct.
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BREAKING NEWS - CARNIVAL TRIUMPH TO BE RENAMED CARNIVAL SUNRISE AFTER EXTENSIVE DRY DOCK STARTING APRIL 29, 2019!!
Carnival Cruise Line revealed plans for a nearly $200 million bow-to-stern makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019 that will include renaming the ship to reflect its significant transformation. The ship will join Carnival’s Sunshine class and will be named Carnival Sunrise after a two-month-long refurbishment that will take place in Cadiz, Spain, starting March 1. The dry dock makeover will add all of Carnival’s wildly popular branded food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as update all staterooms in a broad spectrum of new accommodations providing guests fresh and exciting seagoing vacation choices.
Following a renaming ceremony, Carnival Sunrise will re-enter service with a series of five- to seven-day voyages from Norfolk, Va., beginning April 29, 2019, a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures from New York commencing May 23, 2019, then move to Fort Lauderdale in October.
Carnival Sunrise enhancements include the redesign of two luxurious Captain’s Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites. All of the ship’s staterooms will be updated to offer island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the line’s Caribbean itineraries. Other new features will include:
- Cucina del Capitano: offering delicious Italian favorites and new Carnival classics served family-style in an engaging atmosphere reminiscent of a cozy Italian home.
- JavaBlue Café: this expanded version of the line’s popular coffee bars will offer lattes, cappuccinos and other caffeinated favorites, as well as “spiked” coffees made with liqueurs, and decadent confections.
- Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse: a classic American steakhouse offering mouth-watering steaks, gourmet appetizers, entrees and desserts, with impeccable service and understated ambiance.
- Bonsai Express: the success of the full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurants has spawned this casual spot, featuring a mouth-watering array of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more.
- The Chef’s Table: a new multi-course dining experience hosted in a special glass-enclosed venue in the forward dining room.
- Cherry on Top: The “sweetest spot on board,” an expanded Cherry on Top features bulk candy, fanciful gifts, custom apparel and a Carnival Adventures shop.
- Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse: a casual open-air eatery featuring “real deal” BBQ favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
- Lido Marketplace: A casual poolside eatery boasting favorites like Seafood Shack offering lobster rolls and other New England-inspired fare; The Deli with sandwiches and paninis; Pizzeria del Capitano serving hand-tossed artisanal-style pies free of charge 24/7, and an expanded Swirls venue with complimentary ice cream and frozen yogurt.
- RedFrog Pub: Featuring the Caribbean’s best rums and beers – including Carnival’s own ThirstyFrog Red – enjoyed in a distinct British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West atmosphere.
- Piano Bar 88: A new twist on Carnival’s popular piano bar concept that amps up the excitement with themed nights, engaging new décor and spontaneous sing-along fun.
- Limelight Lounge: Home to the Punchliner Comedy Club featuring a hilarious line-up of comics which later transforms into a sizzling night club where guests can dance the night away.
- New Multi-Purpose Liquid Lounge: an expansive theater that’s home to captivating daytime and nighttime entertainment, including the line’s high-tech Playlist Productions revues and audience participation favorite Hasbro, The Game Show.
- SportSquare: A suspended ropes course offering heart-racing views to the sea 150 feet below, basketball court, jogging track, ping pong, foosball, pool tables, and a nine-hole miniature golf course highlight this open-area recreation complex.
- WaterWorks: Featuring a 203-foot-long AquaTunnel slide and Carnival’s signature 212-foot-long Twister slide along with a 75-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket and kiddie area.
- Serenity Adult Only Retreat: An adult only oasis offering plush chaise lounges, whirlpools and oversized umbrellas, enhanced by dramatic sea views.
- Cloud 9 Spa: Designed as the ultimate refuge for rest and relaxation, the health and wellness center offers an elaborate thermal suite, private treatment rooms, and the latest cardio and weight-training equipment.
- Modern, Spacious Facilities for Kids and Teens: including a new Camp Ocean, a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11, along with new spaces for Circle “C” aimed at 12- to 14-year olds and Club O2 geared to those 15-17.
- The Warehouse: promising fun for all ages with a variety of the latest video and arcade games.
Expanded Retail Spaces: a mall-style shopping area lined with retail outlets offering fine jewelry, watches, fragrances, and more along with the line’s own branded spaces like Hip Fish and The Carnival Store.
Carnival Sunrise’s Inaugural Season from Norfolk, New York and Fort Lauderdale
Carnival Sunrise’s inaugural schedule from Norfolk kicks off with a seven-day cruise departing the Half Moon Cruise Center visiting Grand Turk, the private island of Half Moon Cay and Freeport departing April 29, 2019. A pair of five-day voyages departs May 12 and 17, 2019 calling at Nassau and Freeport and three six-day cruises departing May 6, and Oct. 14 and 20, 2019, visiting Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport.
The ship will then reposition to New York for a series of four- to 14-day voyages beginning May 23, 2019. The program includes four- to eight-day Bermuda cruises, including long weekend sailings to the island departing Thursdays and returning Mondays, along with seven-day fall foliage cruises to New England and the Canadian Maritimes, and two different eight-day Caribbean itineraries with stops at the region’s top destinations. Several longer voyages will also be offered, including a 10-day exotic eastern Caribbean itinerary and a 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise highlighted by local dining and entertainment experiences and unique shipboard enrichment activities.
Carnival Sunrise will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for four- and five-day cruises beginning Oct. 28, 2019. Four-day long weekend cruises will call at tropical ports like Half Moon Cay, Princess Cays, Grand Turk and Nassau, while five-day cruises will visit Cuba, as well as seaside destinations in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Grand Turk.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans for a $200 million makeover for Carnival Triumph in the spring of 2019. The transformed ship will be renamed Carnival Sunrise. She’ll join the line’s Sunshine class of ships.
ondecktravel.agentstudio.com Carnival Sunrise will sail from the East Coast for the summer season before repositioning to Fort Lauderdale in October of 2019.
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