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Carnival Dubs New Ship

The cruise industry is one of the most successful tourism products nowadays. It's been over the past 20 years, and it keeps being a top-choice for more and more vacationers looking for a great value for the price.

Cruiselines have been investing big money in new and revolutionary ships, as in the previously reported cases of Royal Caribbean and Cunard. Today we turn our attention to Carnival, one of the main cruise companies in the world.

Owning a number of international top-tier brands (like Costa Crociere in Italy), Carnival has always offered a product suitable for most target markets with speciall attention to families and young couples, and just like its main competitors, is expanding and renewing its fleet over the years.

Today the name of the brand-new ship which will join Carnival's fleet in spring 2012 has been announced. It will be "Carnival Breeze". The following is an official description of it.

"The 3,690-passenger cruise ship will be constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, the current builder of our gorgeous Carnival Magic (debuting in Europe May 1, 2011!)

As the third ship in the Dream-class, guests can expect all the amenities on the Carnival Breeze that they've come to love on the Carnival Dream. Features include expansive, modern facilities for children and teens, a 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, and The Lanai, an outdoor promenade featuring cantilevered whirlpools that extend over the ship's sides.

Other features will include the popular WaterWorks aqua park with a 300-foot-long corkscrew water slide, and a stunning indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue called Ocean Plaza. Of course, Carnival will offer a wide range of staterooms to match your clients' tastes and budgets, including deluxe ocean views with two-bathrooms and some family-friendly accommodations that feature five berths.

Carnival Breeze will be the 24th vessel in Carnival Cruise Lines' fleet, which operates three- to 15-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Canada, New England and Europe."

There may be catastrophical oil-spills to threat seas, or volcano ash-plumes to block skies. No matter what, tourism goes on.

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