Monday 15 September 2008

Explore Europe on Carnival's new era of cruise ships

12-night European voyages with Travel the World, from $1,249pp twin share

From the glamorous ports of the Mediterranean to the fairytale cities of Northern Europe, take in the sights of Europe on Travel the World's newly released 12-night itineraries on Carnival Cruise Lines. This fantastic selection of European cruises marks the start of a new era of cruising onboard Carnival Cruise Lines, with the introduction of Carnival Dream into the Carnival fleet.

The 12-night Grand Mediterranean cruise onboard the brand new Carnival Dream will offer three departures from 19 September to 6 November 2009. The itinerary features eight spectacular ports: including Rome, Naples, Venice, Livorno and Sicily, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Barcelona, Spain; and Cannes, France. As the Grand Mediterranean cruise slips in and out of the Mediterranean's hotspots, guests will have the opportunity to experience an entirely new class of vessel.

As the largest Carnival ship ever constructed, Carnival Dream's unique features include: The Piazza, a stunning indoor/outdoor cafĂ© and live music venue; a huge Carnival WaterWorks aqua park; 'scenic whirlpools' that extend over the ship's beam; and Cloud 9 Spa – Carnival's largest and most elaborate health and wellness centre to date. Carnival Dream's family-friendly amenities also extend to a variety of new staterooms and programs for children of all ages. The Grand Mediterranean itinerary is also available on four sailings on board the popular Carnival Liberty, which boasts an outdoor Seaside Theatre, delicious dining options and duty-free shops.

Priced from $1,249 per person twin share, the 12-night Grand Mediterranean cruise includes 12 nights of cruising onboard Carnival Dream or Carnival Liberty as well as all meals, entertainment and activities whilst cruising. However, taxes of $104, gratuities of $158 and fuel surcharges of $142 are additional.

For adventurers wishing to take in the fairytale sights of Northern Europe, Carnival is offering a 12-night Northern Europe cruise on Carnival Liberty. With ten departures from 9 May to 25 August 2009, this six country cruise takes you from London to Denmark, Germany, Finland, Russia, Estonia and The Netherlands. Guests will be dazzled by the Hermitage, Rembrandts, Van Goghs, ornate bridges and scenic canals, as they tour world-famous cities celebrated for their contemporary pleasures and historic pasts.

Priced from $1,644 per person twin share, the 12-night Northern Europe cruise includes 12 nights of cruising aboard Carnival Liberty and all meals, entertainment and activities whilst cruising. Taxes of $172, gratuities of $158 and a $142 fuel surcharge are additional.

To make a booking or enquire about Carnival Cruise Lines, please contact Travel the World on 1300 766 566 or visit

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