Carnival Cruise Lines Launches Vacation Anticipation Photo Contest Tied To Upcoming U.S. Debut Of Carnival Sunshine

  Carnival Cruise Lines Launches Vacation Anticipation Photo Contest Tied To
                   Upcoming U.S. Debut Of Carnival Sunshine

Vacation-Ready Fans (and Their Pets) Can Share Images for a Chance to Win a
Free Cruise Aboard Totally Transformed Carnival Sunshine

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2013

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --There's nothing like the fun and
excitement of getting ready to head off on vacation. For those awaiting the
U.S. arrival of the recently transformed Carnival Sunshine or anyone who
enjoys the feeling of anticipation leading up to a fabulous vacation,Carnival
Cruise Lines has launched a fun new photo contest. The Vacation Anticipation
Contest invites consumers to submit a photo of their (or their pet's) most
'vacation ready look' via social media. Four lucky grand prize winners will
receive a free cruise for four aboard Carnival Sunshine following its U.S.
debut next month in New Orleans. 

From nowthrough October 31, fans can submit their best vacation-ready photos
-- whether it's them in their straw hat and Hawaiian shirt or their pet with
food bowl and treats packed -- to Instagram, Twitter or via the simple upload
tool on the Vacation Anticipation website ( using the
dedicated hashtag for each of the following categories:

  o#SunshineReadyKids – Let little ones demonstrate their best cruise
    vacation look.
  o#SunshineReadyDuos – Couples, 'besties' and other duos – show us you're
    ready for a warm-weather retreat.
  o#SunshineReadyFamilies – Whether you're a family or a group of friends,
    let us see how excited you are to get on board with your favorite
    traveling companions.
  o#SunshineReadyPets – Pets may not be able to join the cruise, but that
    doesn't mean they can't get in on the fun.

From November 1 through November 5, consumers can vote for their favorite
photos in each category at once per day, and
encourage others to participate by sharing contest entries on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram. The 10 photos in each category with the most votes will
become contest finalists to be judged by Carnival Cruise Lines based on
originality, creative spirit and effectiveness in depicting 'vacation ready.'

Carnival will announce the grand prize winner in each category on November 18
as part of the Carnival Sunshine Naming Ceremony video recap. Each grand prize
winner will receive a complimentary cabin for up to four people to sail on a
seven-day Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Sunshine. Those receiving the
second and third most votes in each category will receive gift cards in the
amount of $100 and $50, respectively.

Carnival Sunshine, which arrives in New Orleans Nov. 17, received an
unprecedented $155 million, 75-day transformation. The total makeover
incorporated all of the line's "Fun Ship 2.0" dining, bar and entertainment
features, as well as a variety of exciting innovations unique to the vessel
such as the stunning three-deck-high Serenity adults-only retreat. 

Following a trans-Atlantic crossing from Europe, Carnival Sunshine will arrive
to its U.S. homeport of New Orleans and offer seven-day cruises to the Bahamas
and Western Caribbean from the Big Easy and then begin sailing from Port
Canaveral, Fla., beginning April 2014.

For more information about Carnival's Vacation Anticipation Photo Contest,
please visit

Carnival can also be found on:

  oFacebook Fan Page:
  oJournalists also can visit Carnival's media site, www.carnival-news.comor
    follow the  line's PR department on Twitter at

About Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK), is
"The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to
16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii,
Canada, New England, Europe, Panama Canal, New Zealand, and the Pacific
Islands. The company's 25^th ship, the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, is
scheduled to enter service in 2016.

Carnival is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive
alliance also includes Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa
Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment
to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover
their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit
us at

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Lines

Contact: Jennifer de la Cruz or Vance Gulliksen, 1-800-438-6744 or
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