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March 19, 2007

Correction to Onboard Credits Story

A recent CruiseCompete Currents stressed the importance of considering the value of onboard credits offered when choosing your best cruise deal. As you'll recall, onboard credits are the same as cash in your pocket to spend onboard ship and can make a big difference to the overall cost of your vacation. We were incorrect about "spa" and "excursion" and "casino credits." Despite the misleading names, these can usually be used for any onboard purchases, and usually do not have to be used for the named activity.

Carnival assigns newest ship, Carnival Freedom, to Mediterranean region.

To meet the growing demand for European cruises, Carnival assigned its newest ship, the 110,000-ton Carnival Freedom, to the region this month for 12-day Grand Mediterranean and Mediterranean and Greek Isles sailings, operating round-trip from Rome.

Technology pervades the ship, with Carnival's Seaside Theater . a poolside 270-foot LED screen for movies, concerts and other programming. The Freedom also features bow-to-stern Internet wireless access and cellular phone service. In addition, the ship houses 22 lounges and bars, as well as a 13,300 square-foot health club and unique facilities for children and teens, including Camp Carnival and Club O2. Some 60 percent of the 1,487 staterooms offer either an ocean view or balcony.

Following its stint in Europe, the Carnival Freedom will complete a transatlantic voyage from Rom to Miami for seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning this November.

Disney adding two new ships to its magical cruise lineup.

Family cruise leader Disney is adding two new ocean liners to its lineup of ships, scheduled to be launched in 2011 and 2012. The yet-unnamed vessels, each weighing more than 122,000 tons, will more than double the passenger capacity of the Disney Cruise Line. Both ships will be two decks taller than the existing ships in the fleet, the Disney Magic and Wonder, and feature 1,250 staterooms.

"Kids Sail Free" on MSC Cruises' Christmas and New Year's voyages.

MSC Cruises is making this year's December holiday season even more special for parents and kids alike. The cruise line is extending its "Kids Sail Free" offer to include its seven-night Christmas and New Year's sailings. The offer applies to the MSC Lirica's Dec. 21 Christmas cruise and Dec. 28 New Year's itinerary, both sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Children ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults sail free (government fees and taxes are additional). Reservations must be made by April 30. Restrictions apply.

The Dec. 21 itinerary includes two days at sea and port visits to San Juan (Puerto Rico), Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Cayo Laventado (Dominican Republic) and Nassau (Bahamas). The Dec. 28 itinerary includes stops at Key West (Florida), Georgetown (Grand Cayman), Cozumel (Mexico) and Nassau, plus two sea days.

 
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