Nick Jonas To Perform On Carnival LIVE Concert Series

August 3, 2017.

Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artist and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas is the latest addition to the popular Carnival LIVE Concert Series, performing aboard Carnival Victory and Carnival Liberty this fall while the ships are docked in Nassau, Bahamas.

Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that brings the best in live music and comedy to the seas, providing guests an opportunity to enjoy performances by top artists at an incredible value.  Performances are held in the ships’ main show lounges – which range in capacity from 900 to 1,300 – meaning there’s never a bad seat in the house.  I’ve done five Carnival LIVE cruises, seeing famous performers such as Heart, Boston, and Journey, and they were amazing shows.

A recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas will perform two concerts  – one aboard Carnival Liberty on November 17 and the other aboard on Carnival Victory November 18.

Jonas released his self-titled, critically acclaimed debut album in November 2014 that included the double-platinum and No. 1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry chart-climbing radio single, “Chains.”  Jonas released his sophomore solo album “Last Year Was Complicated” in June 2016 featuring the platinum him “Close” featuring Tove Lo that debuted as the No. 1 selling album of the week.

Carnival LIVE tickets for Nick Jonas are $75 for general admission, significantly less than land-based venues.  VIP tickets are available for $250 and include seating in the first few rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.

Additional Carnival LIVE acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.

A full listing of all Carnival LIVE performances is available at www.carnival.com/CarnivalLIVE.

Cuba Cruises On Norwegian Sun Open For Booking

July 26, 2017.

Norwegian Cruise Line today opened 2018 cruises to Cuba aboard Norwegian Sun, which will homeport in Port Canaveral starting in May 2018, following a dry dock enhancement. Norwegian Sun’s new all-inclusive four-day cruises to Cuba will depart Port Canaveral each Monday, beginning May 7, 2018, and feature a call on Key West, Florida on Tuesdays, followed by an early morning arrival to Cuba’s capital city of Havana on Wednesday, allowing guests the opportunity to experience a full day and night of exploration.

The Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba will provide guests with cultural immersion during OFAC-compliant* shore excursions.

Just prior to her arrival in Port Canaveral, Norwegian Sun will undergo a two-and-a-half week dry dock in April 2018 as a part of the Norwegian Edge™, the brand’s revitalization program encompassing the entire guest experience. Norwegian Sun accommodates 1,936 guests, with 16 dining options, and 12 bars and lounges. All guests sailing aboard one of Norwegian Sun’s Cuba or Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral will also enjoy unlimited complimentary beverages included in their cruise fare as a part of the ship’s all-inclusive program.

For a limited time, guests can take advantage of Norwegian’s Havana Nights offer and enjoy $50 in free onboard spending money** when they book a new cruise now through August 31 for 2017 and 2018 Cuba sailings. Those who act fast and take advantage of Norwegian’s Havana Nights can also enjoy $50 deposits*** now through August 7.

*Norwegian Cruise Line is currently authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer carrier services to authorized travelers between the United States and Cuba under the travel guidelines for US citizen travel to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line will continue to work with the administrations in both Cuba and the US to comply with any policy changes and regulations so that the brand may provide guests with educational and culturally rich experiences in Cuba, with all sailings subject to potential changes due to governmental relations.

** Offer not applicable to categories IX, OX, BX, or, MX.

*** (Suite categories are not applicable for this offer. Offer is only applicable for mini-suites and below. Offer available for new bookings made more than 90 days from sail date.

 

Norwegian Garners Several Beverage Awards & Accolades

July 20, 2017.

Following Norwegian Escape’s Head Mixologist Marc McArthur’s win at the Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year semifinals competition on June 20, Norwegian Cruise Line is once again in the spotlight for its outstanding onboard beverage program. Led by Wesley Cort, Senior Director of Restaurant and Beverage Operations, and Luis Ortega, Manager of Beverage Operations Development, Norwegian’s beverage team is celebrating the recognition stemming from several honors received in the first half of 2017.

2017 Diageo WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year Semi-Finals

On June 20, Marc McArthur, head mixologist aboard Norwegian Escape, took home the gold in the semi-finalist round of the WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year competition and was awarded the title of Diageo Global Travel’s Best Bartender in the cruise industry division.

In the competition’s Mystery Box Challenge, the bartenders were asked to create cocktails using several secret ingredients, provided just 15 minutes prior to the challenge. McArthur served up two concoctions, pulling inspiration from legendary public figures – Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana. For his first drink, inspired by Nelson Mandela, McArthur combined Zacapa Rum, passion fruit, peanut butter, green chartreuse, sweet vermouth and cardamom. His second cocktail evoked the distinctively elegant spirit of Princess Diana with Matcha-infused Tanqueray 10, fresh lemon, simple syrup, gooseberries and pink peppercorn.

In the Cocktails Against the Clock Challenge, the bartenders were asked to create as many unique cocktails as they could in just five minutes. McArthur bested the competition, meticulously executing six incredible signature cocktails – Zacapa Mai Tai, Winter Old Fashioned, Sherry Martini, Marilyn Monroe, Smoke n’ Fire and the Traquila – serving up his final cocktail just before time ran out.

McArthur will now continue on to represent Norwegian at the WORLD CLASS global finals event in Mexico City on August 20. He will compete against 56 top bartenders from around the world for the coveted title of WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2017.

2017 BACARDI® Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year

Earlier this year, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Wade Cleophas bested competition from more than 2500 entries across 13 different cruise lines to win the title of 2017 BACARDÍ® Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year. The finals took place in Miami on February 13 in a live competition judged by a panel of experts from the beverage industry, held at award-winning restaurant Alter in Miami’s hip Wynwood neighborhood.

Wade’s winning creation – the ‘Legend Reviver’ – was inspired by classic cocktails with spices reminiscent of exotic destinations. The cocktail, featuring BACARDÍ® OCHO (8) ANOS, was mixed with star anise infused sweet vermouth, caramel/cinnamon syrup with drops of whisky barrel aged bitters and finished with a mist of Absinthe.  His perfectly presented cocktail was artistically finished off with a garnish resembling the sails of a merchant ship and the wings of the BACARDÍ bat. A key element of the competition was the requirement for finalists to promote their cocktail around the world.  In the three months that Wade was promoting Legend River Reviver, Norwegian sold almost 2000 servings of the specialty drink.

 

2017 Vista Awards Best Beer and Wine Programs

Rounding out Norwegian Cruise Line’s beverage kudos for the first half of 2017, the line was recognized as having the Best Beer Program and the Best Wine Program out of all hotels, cruise lines and casinos at the 2017 Vista Awards, held on Tuesday, February 28 during the VIBE Conference, the premiere on-premise beverage conference for beverage executives. Norwegian was the only cruise line honored at the awards.

VIBE Vista Awards recognize the top performers in the beverage industry through the creation, training, execution, management and ongoing positive results of beverage programs. Entries were reviewed by a panel of Johnson & Wales University beverage faculty, staff and alumni and were judged on positive beverage sales initiatives, efficient operational innovations and training and service programs producing high quality standards.

 

Norwegian Announces 2017-2018 ‘Meet The Winemaker’ Cruises

 

July 13, 2017.

On select cruises, guests can partake in a variety of enriching onboard experiences with famed winemakers and industry experts including Michael Mondavi, Aaron Sanchez, Gerard Bertrand and Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Calling all wine aficionados!  Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker Cruises, a selection of cruises aboard Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn during which guests will have the opportunity to wine and dine with leaders and legends of the winemaking industry.

The full series was revealed during the first Winemaker Dinner cruise of the season, held this week on Norwegian Escape and featuring Antonio Hidalgo, President of Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana. Hidalgo represents the 8th generation of the sherry winery, family owned and operated since 1792. Norwegian’s Winemaker Dinner series is hosted at the line’s popular wine venue The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, and is in celebration of Norwegian’s successful ongoing partnership with the family and other valued beverage partners, including Moët Hennessy.

In 2015, the Michael Mondavi Family partnered with Norwegian to introduce the line’s first branded wine bar aboard Norwegian Escape – The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar – boasting a curated wine list and service provided by a Court of Master Sommeliers certified Sommelier.

The venue invites guests to participate in a variety of interactive, fun and educational wine activities including seminars, tastings, pairings and workshops. This partnership was further expanded upon when The Cellars opened aboard Norwegian Dawn in 2016 after ship-wide enhancements. Mondavi is recognized as one of the global emissaries of California wine and is widely credited with helping to establish and build the Napa Valley wine industry as we know it. The newly-announced series of sailings evolves from the popular and well-received visits Mondavi has made to Norwegian Escape in celebration of the partnership.

Guests aboard these select sailings will have several opportunities to engage with the wine makers and experts, enhancing their onboard experience with a variety of enriching seminars and activities. On the second day of each cruise, guests will have the chance to dive into the seasoned minds of the visiting experts with an open-forum question and answer session, held in the Atrium of the ship. Following the open forum, guests will have the chance to purchase featured wines selected by the wine makers and varietals from the ship’s wine list, meet the expert and have him sign the bottle to take home as a memento. The open forum and personal meet and greet are complimentary and open to all guests.

For a more intimate experience, guests can attend an interactive, hands-on wine tasting and educational seminar hosted by the vintner in The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. The vintner will take the guests on a tour of the winemaking world and the elements that complement it, providing tailored insight into their specific area of expertise. The tastings will feature wines hand-picked by the expert and brought on board for the seminar. Pricing for the tastings will be $19.95 per person.

Guests seeking an unforgettable gourmet experience can attend an exclusive wine dinner, hosted by the vintner or industry expert. They will be treated to a truly special event, consisting of five courses paired with wine specifically chosen for each course. The cost of the dinner with wine pairings is $59.95 per person. Seating is limited for both the tasting seminars and wine pairing dinner and reservations will only be available on board the ship.  The full lineup of the 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker series includes:

  • September 22, 2017 – Norwegian Dawn: Michael Mondavi, founder of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, co-founder of Folio Fine Wine Partners and co-founder of The Cellars – A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Mondavi represents the third generation representative of the prestigious family of wineries in Napa Valley.
  • November 4, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education at Banfi Vintners. As the grandson of John F. Mariani Sr., founder of Banfi Vintners, Whiting carries on the tradition of the award-winning Castello Banfi estate, founded in 1919 in the Brunello region of Tuscany.
  • December 2, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Aarón Sánchez. Famed TV Chef and James Beard award winner, Aarón Sánchez is the official ambassador and spokesperson for Terrazas de los Andes wines and is considered one of the world’s leading contemporary Latin chefs.
  • February 17, 2018 – Norwegian Escape: Gerard Bertrand, renowned vintner of Languedoc-Roussillon. Bertrand, a legendary expert in the winemaking industry, boasts 20 years of experience and a breadth of awards and accolades.
  • March 2018, Norwegian Escape: Salvatore Ferragamo, heir of famed Italian fashion house and owner at Il Borro Winery in Tuscany, Italy. Salvatore, whose father Ferruccio, bought the beautiful Il Borro Estate in 1993, has replanted the family’s vineyard and has been releasing delicious Tuscan wines since 1999. (Specific date for this cruise was not provided by the cruise line)

 

Norwegian Cruise Line Updates 2018 Summer Deployments for Alaska and Caribbean

 

July 10, 2017.

Norwegian Sun to be second Norwegian ship to offer all-inclusive cruises to both Cuba and the Bahamas from Port Canaveral and Norwegian Jewel will cruise Alaska in the summer 2018 season

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced updates to the their summer 2018 deployment.

Norwegian Sun will reposition to Port Canaveral and offer all-inclusive four day cruises to Havana and Key West, and three-day cruises to the Bahamas. Norwegian Jewel will sail to Alaska in summer 2018, doing 7 and 9 day sailings from Seattle, Seward and Vancouver.

Following her fall/winter season in South America and a dry dock enhancement, Norwegian Sun will spend her summer 2018 season sailing all-inclusive cruises from Port Canaveral, offering four-day itineraries that call on Key West and Havana, Cuba, along with three-day cruises to the Bahamas. Norwegian Sun accommodates 1,936 guests, with 16 dining options and 12 bars and lounges.

All guests sailing aboard one of Norwegian Sun’s Cuba or Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral will also enjoy unlimited complimentary beverages included in their cruise fare as a part of the ship’s all-inclusive program. Norwegian Sun’s new itineraries include the following:

  • Norwegian Sun will undergo a two-and-a-half week dry dock in Victoria, British Columbia as a part of the Norwegian Edge™, the brand’s revitalization program, and re-enter service on April 19, 2018 where she will begin her journey to the east coast with a 17-day Panama Canal cruise departing from Seattle.
  • Norwegian Sun’s four-day cruises to Cuba will depart Port Canaveral each Monday, beginning May 7, 2018, and feature a call on Key West, Florida and an overnight stay in Havana, returning to Port Canaveral each Friday. Norwegian Sun will transport guests to the heart of the action in both Key West and Havana.  Norwegian Sun will offer guests the opportunity to experience the culture and history of Cuba during OFAC-compliant* shore excursions.
  • Norwegian Sun’s three-day cruises to the Bahamas will feature calls in Nassau** and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s popular private island beach paradise that was recently enhanced with new food and beverage outlets, expanded Cabanas for daily rental and a new underwater snorkeling garden.

Following her winter 2017/2018 season sailing in Australia and Asia, Norwegian Jewel will sail from Tokyo (Yokohama) to Seattle and will replace Norwegian Sun as Norwegian’s third ship sailing in Alaska in summer 2018.

  • Beginning May 26, 2018, Norwegian Jewel will reposition from Seattle to Vancouver with a nine-day Alaska cruise.  This scenic itinerary will visit  Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan.
  • Norwegian Jewel will sail a seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver to Alaska departing on June 4, 2018 with calls on Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
  • Beginning June 11, 2018 from Vancouver, Norwegian will offer guests the freedom and flexibility to enjoy alternating embarkation ports in Vancouver and Seward. From Vancouver, Norwegian Jewel will sail seven-day Glacier Bay cruises calling on Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and disembarking in Seward. From Seward, Norwegian Jewel will feature seven-day Inside Passage Alaska cruises calling on Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and disembarking in Vancouver. Both itineraries will include a sail past the breathtaking Hubbard Glacier.

*Norwegian Cruise Line is currently authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer carrier services to authorized travelers between the United States and Cuba under the travel guidelines for US citizen travel to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line will continue to work with the administrations in both Cuba and the US to comply with any policy changes and regulations so that the brand may provide guests with educational and culturally rich experiences in Cuba, with all sailings subject to potential changes due to governmental relations.

** Selected dates to include calls on Freeport and Great Stirrup Cay. 

Princess Announces Next Three Ships To Receive ‘Ocean Medallion’

June 27, 2017.

Princess Cruises announced today that Golden Princess, Crown Princess and Ruby Princess will be the next three ships to feature the Ocean Medallion™.

Golden Princess (November 2018), Crown Princess (November 2018) and Ruby Princess (January 2019) join four other Princess ships scheduled to debut Ocean Medallion Vacations — Regal Princess on November 13, 2017, followed by Royal Princess on January 19, 2018, Caribbean Princess on March 18, 2018 and Island Princess on May 16, 2018.

The Ocean Medallion has no discernible technology – no on-off switch, no charging, no menu to navigate – and can be worn as a pendant, on a wristband, in a clip or simply placed in a pocket to reveal enhanced services and personalized experiences without guests having to push a button or take any action. The pre-cruise engagement will allow guests to provide preferences that detail their wants, needs and desires so their onboard experience can be personalized.

Pairing with the Medallion is the Ocean Compass™ – a digital concierge accessible by all guests using interactive displays throughout the ship, on stateroom TVs, via guests’ own smart devices or through a crew member.

Some of the initial service innovations include:

  • Ocean Ready: Expedites embarkation as required information is added to the guest profile at home.
  • Stateroom Access: The Ocean Medallion will unlock a guest’s stateroom door – replacing the key card.
  • Here & Now™: Guests can place food and beverage orders and have them delivered to select locations.
  • There & Then™: Guests can place select food and beverage orders and have them delivered to where they plan to be at a designated time.
  • Ocean Navigate: Accessed through the Ocean Compass, guests can learn the whereabouts of their family as they enjoy activities throughout the ship and be guided seamlessly in finding their way around the ship. Friends and family will also be able to easily communicate with each other through a seamless messaging service.

More information about O·C·E·A·N is available at ocean.com

Carnival Imagination Holding Month-Long ‘Spook-tacular’ Halloween

June 22, 2017.

Fans of Halloween should look closely at a cruise aboard Carnival Imagination this coming October.  While Carnival always shows its guests a great time on Halloween cruises, this year the festivities will be taken to another level on the ship, with a month-long spook-tacular with “extra scares” on the three- and four-day cruises from Long Beach, Calif.

From October 1-31, guests aboard Carnival Imagination will enjoy a host of fun Halloween-themed activities, everything from costume contests and dance parties to scary story times complete with s’mores and warm cider.   Other activities include Halloween parades, pumpkin-carving demonstrations, arts and crafts classes, and classic horror movies on the big screen.   It all culminates, of course, with trick-or-treating for kids and adults alike along the Promenade.

Carnival Imagination will be in full “haunted ship” mode with an elaborate “spooky tree” in the atrium and team members decked out in the scariest of costumes while leading Thriller dance classes, so get busy practicing your moonwalk!

Carnival Imagination now features many popular venues including Guy’s Burger Joint,  Alchemy Bar,  BlueIguana Cantina,  RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, and the 312-foot-long Twister water slide.

Carnival Imagination departs Long Beach on Fridays on three-day cruises to Ensenada and Mondays on four-day voyages to Ensenada and Catalina Island.

Additional information on this year’s Halloween festivities aboard Carnival Imagination is available at https://www.carnival.com/halloween-month-carnival-imagination

In addition to the month-long festivities aboard Carnival Imagination, all Carnival Cruise Line ships will offer Halloween activities on and around October 31.

Royal Caribbean Invites You To A First-Of-Its-Kind Snapchat Experience

June 19, 2017.

Royal Caribbean invites the world to experience a first-of-its-kind underwater adventure through the lens of Snapchat Spectacles. From June 21 to June 25, Royal Caribbean’s Snapchat channel will immerse viewers in a one of-a-kind underwater adventure thanks to a custom-designed scuba mask dubbed “SeaSeekers.” The mask was custom engineered by the cruise line for use with Snapchat Spectacles. It allows the wearer to snap while underwater and will give those above the surface a unique perspective into the intriguing underwater world of marine life. Fans can #SeekDeeper by following @RoyalCaribbean on Snapchat.

“The SeaSeeker will enable all adventure-seekers to get a front-row seat to the thrilling adventures found underwater in a way that has never been possible before,” said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer and SVP of Marketing, Royal Caribbean International. “Snapchat continues to be a favorite channel for curious travelers and is the ideal platform for this first-of-its-kind undersea exploration. We are excited to find an innovative way to use the Snapchat Spectacles with our SeaSeeker mask so that we can bring the underwater experience to our guests as they visit the incredible destinations we sail to. We’ve even taken the added step of applying for a patent for the SeaSeeker mask so that we can bring it to our guests exclusively.”

The three dives will feature underwater adventures seen through the eyes of three well-known divers:

  • Mexico marine wildlife photographer and conservationist Roberto Ochoa will give viewers a rare glimpse into the annual migration of Whale Sharks in Cozumel.
  • Marine Biologist Gabriela Nava and co-founder of the organization Oceanus, A.C. based in Mexico, will then take viewers to see a coral reef restoration project where she and her team have been working to restore the local reefs.
  • In Belize, fans can follow along as free diver Ashleigh Baird visits the Great Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole that is believed to be the largest of its kind. 

Fans can follow along on Royal Caribbean’s Snapchat channel or by searching on other social platforms by using #SeekDeeper.

Trump Administration Tightens Up On Cuba – How Does It Affect Cruises?

June 16, 2017.

I just listened to President Trump’s speech regarding U.S. policy with Cuba.  He said he was cancelling the Obama Administration’s ‘bad deal’ during a speech filled with tough words about the Castro regime. Of course much of the passionate speech was for the benefit of the crowd,  which was mostly Cuban-Americans who have borne a heavy human and financial burden in many cases, and who also helped deliver Florida to Trump in the election.  But it also was a clear message to the Cuban government.

The speech didn’t provide any specifics on how travel will be affected. Many of the details were already provided to the media Thursday, and the new rules still have to be written and approved.  The federal agencies have 90 days to do that, so cruises in the near term should not see any changes.

The Cuba FAQ on the U.S. Treasury website indicate that there will be no immediate changes for U.S. citizens, and in fact if they have booked part of a Cuba trip prior to today, they will be covered by existing rules and not the new ones if their trip occurs after the new rules take effect.

Now It’s Cuba’s Turn

The one thing few are talking about is how will Cuba respond?  I have to say that the rhetoric used by the President was not exactly cordial and I doubt the Cuban government was smiling after hearing it.  But will they respond in kind?  That remains to be seen.

As it exists now, cruise passengers can self-certify that they did legal things while in Cuba from a list of 12 approved activities.  They don’t need to take an organized tour through the cruise line or with a tour operator. However, going forward that could change.  The Trump Administration wants to end individual travel to Cuba that is not tightly controlled, and that could very well cause the cruise lines to require all guests to have an approved tour of the minimum legal length (5 to 8 hours per day depending on how long the ship is in port), or they won’t be allowed off the ship.  Guests may have to start keeping a log of their shore activities, keep tour documentation and be prepared for a more in-depth interview by Customs upon their return to the U.S.  Currently, Customs has been treating visitors to Cuba no different than those going to other Caribbean nations.  The Treasury Department could audit the records of any U.S. citizen who visits Cuba, and they have 5 years in which to do it so visitors will need to keep all their records for that period of time.  That rule exists now and won’t be new.

We’ll be waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Carnival LIVE Bringing Chris Tucker Back For Two Shows

June 9, 2017.

Shipboard Performances to Take Place Aboard Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty While Ships are Docked in Nassau

Back by popular demand, comedian Chris Tucker has signed on for two shows aboard Carnival Breeze and Carnival Liberty this fall as part of the Carnival LIVE Concert Series.

Carnival LIVE brings the best in live music and comedy to the seas and provides guests an opportunity to enjoy performances in an intimate venue by major artists at a tremendous value.  Performances are held in the ships’ main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from 900 to 1,300 – meaning there’s never a bad seat in the house.  I’ve been on several Carnival LIVE cruises and the shows were all fabulous.  They truly are special cruises that you’ll never forget.

Famous for his starring role in the blockbuster Rush Hour movie series, Tucker will do two shows – one aboard Carnival Breeze Sept. 21 and another Carnival Liberty Sept. 22 while the ships are docked in Nassau.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dream, Tucker was a staple on the Def Comedy Jam series before breaking into movies and continuing his legendary stand-up comedy career.  Most recently, he starred in a self-titled comedy show, Chris Tucker – Live, on Netflix.

Carnival LIVE tickets for Chris Tucker range are $30 for general admission, significantly less than land-based venues.  VIP tickets are available for $100 and include seating in the first few rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.

Additional Carnival LIVE acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.

A full listing of all Carnival LIVE performances is available at www.carnival.com/CarnivalLIVE.