A Bowling Green couple became the 100 millionth guests to embark on the Carnival Cruise Line.
Debi and David Clifford and their family boarded the Carnival Sunrise ship on Thursday at Port Miami.
They were recognized with fanfare from Carnival President Christine Duffy and the ship’s team members, who are led by Captain Luca Cherchi.
Carnival is the first cruise line to embark 100 million guests since its first sailing.
“We’re the first cruise line to meet this incredible mark of 100 million guests and I believe it is a testament to the fun, inclusive atmosphere our valued guests and our extraordinary team members have created together on board our ships for the past 51 years,” Duffy said. “There is certainly much more fun to come. We’re continuing to grow our operations at a rapid pace – with three ships joining our fleet by the spring of next year.”
The company’s new Carnival Celebration is already proving popular with guests in its first few months of sailing from Miami, and now the cruise line is preparing for another ship to debut in May. Carnival Venezia will expand Carnival’s New York offerings from seasonal to year-round and bring to life a host of all-new “Carnival Fun Italian Style” experiences. Later this year, Carnival Jubilee, a third sister ship to Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, will join the fleet and sail from Galveston, Tex. In the spring of 2024, Carnival Firenze, sister ship to Carnival Venezia, will begin offering year-round cruises from Long Beach, Calif.
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