Carnival Cruise Line Debuts New Safety Briefing Video Starring Cfo Shaquille O’neal


As Chief Fun Officer, Shaq Drives Home the Message that ‘Safety is Serious Fun’ with Engaging Discussion of Onboard Safety Guidelines and Policies

MIAMI (Oct. 16, 2019) – Taking safety as seriously as it takes fun, Carnival Cruise Line is debuting an entertaining and creative new safety briefing video that outlines its onboard safety regulations.

Produced with the important goals of getting and keeping guests’ attention and improving the knowledge of safety policies, it is being shown in all 34,000-plus staterooms throughout the fleet and captioned in English and Spanish, as well as in English with audio descriptions for visually impaired guests.

With a distinctively Carnival approach, “Safety is Serious Fun” stars the line’s Chief Fun Officer Shaquille O’Neal, who appears in his nautical-themed “CFO office” and guides guests through the safety messages delivered by three Carnival crew members as they tour the ship and experience the dining, entertainment and recreation features that await the 5.2 million guests who annually sail with the world’s most popular cruise line.

Shaq is joined by Entertainment Team members Estevan Velasco-Romero of Clovis, N.M.; Katelyn Stillman of Kilmarnock, Va.; and AJ Tabaldo of Santa Barbara, Calif., who encounter colleagues – and even a few towel animals – along the way, all working together to ensure that guests understand and follow safety policies.

The new safety briefing can be viewed here:

“Keeping our guests and crew safe is our number one priority. Carnival is known for having fun, so we’ve taken a different twist on the typical safety video to engage with our guests and capture their attention in an entertaining way while still remaining informative, clear and directive,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Who better to explain our safety procedures than our shipboard team members who work every day to keep our guests safe and happy – and, of course, our CFO Shaq, the best person to make safety serious fun.”

“No one is as committed to fun as I am – after all, I am the Chief Fun Officer – but in order to take advantage of all of the great options onboard Carnival’s ships, we all must be safe,” said Shaquille O’Neal. “Our guests know they can count on me to show them how to have fun at sea, but I’m really excited because now I’m showing them how to stay safe as well – the two go hand in hand.”

“Safety is Serious Fun” is now showing on all 26 ships in the Carnival fleet.

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Announces Free First-Class Air For 8 Upcoming Caribbean Voyages Sail in Luxury, Fly in First

MIAMI (Oct. 15, 2019) – Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, today announced it will include free first-class air for eight Caribbean voyages in 2019 and 2020. This limited-time offer ensures Regent presents an unrivaled Caribbean island journey with every luxury included, now with a comprehensive first-class experience from the time guests leave home through the moment they return. The First Class In Every Way promotion is the first time Regent has included free first-class air with Caribbean voyages.

The Caribbean is Regent’s second North American destination with free first-class air. In September the cruise line introduced free first-class air for 2020 Alaskan sailings, which has been so popular with luxury travelers that Regent is extending the promotion for Caribbean voyages.

“Island hopping in the Caribbean aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises gets even better when you arrive in the comfort of first-class air,” said Randall Soy, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “We want luxury travelers to experience every amenity aboard Seven Seas Explorer® and Seven Seas Navigator® as they explore the beauty of these tropical escapes, and now with first-class air included, our guests’ entire trip is enhanced all the way through their flight home.”

Below are the eight voyages with free first-class air, all sailing Miami roundtrip:

December 7, 2019 - 10 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
January 18, 2020 - 14 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
February 11, 2020 - 10 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
February 21, 2020 - 10 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
March 2, 2020 - 10 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
March 12, 2020 - 12 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
March 24, 2020 - 10 Nights - Seven Seas Explorer
May 11, 2020 - 11 Nights - Seven Seas Navigator

More information about this limited-time first-class offer and Regent’s Caribbean voyages is available here. Guests who decline the free first-class air will receive a $900 credit per person.

Silversea Cruises Unveils Inaugural Voyages for Silver Dawn


(Monaco -- October 15, 2019) Silversea Cruises unveils five new itineraries for Silver Dawn—the 10th ship in the cruise line’s ultra-luxury fleet. The Fincantieri-built, 596-guest vessel will depart Civitavecchia (Rome) on September 22, 2021, spending her inaugural season in the Mediterranean, before crossing to Fort Lauderdale.

Part of Silversea’s new collection of voyages for summer 2021 & winter 2021/2022, Silver Dawn’s inaugural season will include the following itineraries:

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Venice – September 22-October 1, 2021
Guests sailing aboard Silver Dawn’s inaugural voyage will spend 9 nights travelling deeper into Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Croatia from September 22, 2021. Departing from Civitavecchia (Rome), travelers will enjoy an overnight in Sorrento, before setting sail for Siracusa in Sicily. Next, Silver Dawn will journey to Corfu for an overnight call, ahead of Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split, before arriving in Venice on October 1. Fares start from EUR 5500 per person, based on two sharing.

Venice – Piraeus (Athens) – October 1-October 13, 2021

Over 12 nights between Venice and Piraeus (Athens), Silversea’s guests will enjoy immersive experiences in the Adriatic and the Eastern Mediterranean. Departing Venice on October 1, Silver Dawn will set sail for Split, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Argostoli on Cephalonia, Souda Bay in Crete, and Rhodes, before spending an overnight in Istanbul. Calls in Dikili and Kusadasi precede guests’ arrival in Piraeus (Athens) on October 13, 2021. Fares start from EUR 7200 per person, based on two sharing.

Piraeus (Athens) to Barcelona – October 13-October 23, 2021
From October 13, 2021, guests travelling aboard Silver Dawn will venture deep into the remarkable cultures and spectacular beauty of Greece, Malta, Italy, Monaco, and Spain over 10 nights. From Piraeus (Athens), Silversea’s new ship will call in Santorini, Valletta, Giardini Naxos (Taormina) in Sicily, Sorrento, Civitavecchia (Rome), and Livorno, before an overnight call in Monte Carlo. Silver Dawn will arrive in Barcelona on October 23, 2021. Fares start from EUR 6000 per person, based on two sharing.

Barcelona to Lisbon – October 23-November 2, 2021

Departing Barcelona on October 23, Silver Dawn’s guests will spend 10 nights discovering the authentic beauty of Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Calls in Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Cartagena, Malaga, and Cadiz precede guests’ arrival in Casablanca, Tangier, and Lisbon. Fares start from EUR 5500 per person, based on two sharing.

Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale – November 2-November 15, 2021

Over 13 nights, Silversea’s guests will experience Silver Dawn’s inaugural crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, journeying from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale. As well as offering guests the chance to enjoy the ship’s luxurious onboard amenities with an extended period at sea, the voyage will include an overnight call in San Juan. Fares start from EUR 4900 per person, based on two sharing.

Currently being built by Fincantieri in Ancona, Silver Dawn will be a sister ship to Silver Muse and Silver Moon, taking influence from the most successful features of each, while incorporating many unique enhancements. In addition to offering guests the choice of eight distinct culinary venues, Silver Dawn will feature Silversea’s pioneering new S.A.L.T. program, which will unlock immersive travel experiences for guests through culinary discovery. Aboard the new ship, guests will enjoy Silversea’s characteristic level of comfort, including spacious accommodations and the best service at sea, thanks in part to a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.45 and the personalized service of butlers.

“Inspired by the incredibly successful design of Silversea’s Silver Muse, our new Silver Dawn will bring innovation to ultra-luxury travel when she launches in September 2021,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Guests have shared exceptional feedback on our beloved flagship. With the launch of Silver Dawn’s new itineraries, and with such an immersive array of experiences to be enjoyed across the Mediterranean on our pioneering new ship, we are sure our guests will love the chance to experience the new standard in ultra-luxury cruising.”

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