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  • Carnival announces 9 new ships
    Carnival orders nine new ships
    Carnival Corporation has announced it has ordered nine new ships which will be delivered between 2019 and 2022. What accounts for this massive expansion? Growth including the Chinese market (in China.) Fincantieri and Meyer Werft shipyards have...
  • Carnival season ends with a masquerade
    Carnival season ends with a masquerade
    The annual festivities of Carnival occurs a couple of weeks before Lent which happens forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday. In Venice, Italy the Carnevale di Venezia is known for its parade of elaborate masks and costumes. The festival...
  • A float of the Krewe of Carrollton
    Mardi Gras New Orleans is a man in a pink tutu
    The man in the pink tutu, carrying his yellow plastic Mardi Gras cup, the allowable open-container for drinks, is nonchalant as he talks with the Queen of Hearts and the gentleman dressed as a medieval plague doctor. They and hundreds more wait on...
  • Last year, Mardis Gras was held on Mar. 4 because Fat Tues. fell much earlier. Hopefully, this year revellers won't have to deal with rain.
    Carnival season kicks off in the Big Easy
    Carnival has begun! Yesterday, Mayor Landrieu kicked off the start of a season that will be punctuated by numerous parades, krewes, bands of beads and streaming tourists from all points east, west and north.Mardis Gras or "Fat Tuesday"...
  • Rascal Flatts
    Party like a rockstar with Carnival LIVE Concert Series
    At the beginning of 2014 Carnival Cruise Line decided to “rock the boat” a little when it debuted its Carnival LIVE Concert Series. With performances by STYX, Foreigner, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Gavin...
  • Carnival Imagination
    Real World "Love Boat." It's better than you think.
    As I have matured over many years one truth has become inescapable. That one truth is the amount of knowledge I lack is immeasurably large, vastly exceeding the knowledge I do possess. Occasionally I am blessed with a revelation that changes this...
  • Carnival birthday party
    Bringing the party indoors
    Kids birthday parties can get pretty crazy, especially when they are forced to be confined to the indoors because of rain or extreme heat and humidity. However, with proper planning and a little help from adults or teenagers, you can ensure that...
  • Carnival extends vacation guarantee through 2015
    Carnival extends vacation guarantee program through December 2015
    Carnival Cruise Lines is extending its vacation guarantee program that allows dissatisfied passengers to end their cruises early without financial penalty. According to a September 16 press release received by Examiner, the “Great Vacation...
  • Bahamas Consulate General's Office confirms Junkanoo Carnival Coming to Atlanta
    Atlanta first foreign stop for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
    Atlanta has been confirmed as the first stop for the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival during their North American tour to launch the May 2015 event.Robert Pinder, the Cultural Affairs Attache` for the Bahamas Consulate General of Atlanta confirmed an...
  • Baubles and Bubbly with NYC Jewelry Designer to Benefit FGI NOLA
    Baubles and Bubbly with NYC Jewelry Designer to Benefit FGI NOLA
    Chris Crouch, the jewelry designer behind the label Moans Couture, hand crafted custom designed crowns, scepters can be seen from Broadway stage productions such asWicked and Aladdin toVictoria’s Secretand fashion designer Zac Posen runway...
  • Kathy Bates
    First trailer for 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' unveils the big top
    On September 8Wetpaint Entertainmentposted the first official trailer for the upcoming series "American Horror Story: Freak Show," where the characters will be returning in a carnival setting. The series will return on Wednesday, October...
  • American Pickers
    'American Pickers' find ‘Plymouth Rocks’ on History Channel
    Last night's History Channel episode of "American Pickers" was titled "Plymouth Rocks," starring Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe. They are professional pickers that travel across not only the United States, but over the world...
  • Nine reasons to sail on Carnival’s newly renovated Freedom Ship
    Nine reasons to sail on Carnival’s newly renovated Freedom Ship
    This past April, Carnival's Freedom ship (originally built in 2007) spent two weeks in dry dock receiving an extreme makeover including innovative technology, fabulous repurposed spaces and kids programs second to none!Two weeks seems like a...
  • Fireworks, entertainment, activities this weekend in 35th annual Dearborn Homecoming
    Fireworks, entertainment this weekend in 35th annual Dearborn Homecoming
    The city and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund will bring plenty of festival food, entertainment and family activities this weekend to Ford Field Park, 22051 Cherry Hill (at Brady north of Michigan Avenue).The August 1-3 Dearborn Homecoming,...
  • Fireworks
    Hoffman Estates offers one-stop Fourth of July fun
    Looking for a one-stop day of Fourth of July fun? This year, Hanover Township and Hoffman Estates are teaming up for the Northwest Fourth Fest from July 3-6.All events take place in the area surrounding the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates,...