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Carnival Cruises Plans First South America Voyages

Carnival Cruise Lines embarks on a new era in 2009 when Carnival Splendor, a SuperLiner that can hold 3,000 passengers, begins operating South American itineraries. Representing a new class of “fun ship,” Carnival Splendor will operate three special South America departures in 2009 — a 17-day, six-port cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires, January 31-February 17; a 14-day, six-port voyage from Buenos Aires to Santiago, Chile, Feburary 17-March 3; and an 18-day, six-port South America/Mexican Riviera Cruise from Santiago to San Francisco March 3-21.

One-of-a-Kind Ship
Carnival Splendor offers cruisers a revelatory and innovative new design and a host of features that will usher in a new era in “fun ship” vacations, including 68 spa staterooms and suites, accessible by a private elevator. Look for the line’s first Thalassotherapy Pool, covered by a glass dome, as well as an elaborate Thermal Suite with four rooms offering varying degrees of warmth and coolness.

Other features include a 5,500-square-foot children’s play area — the largest in the “fun ship” fleet. In addition there’s a water spray park and a mid-ship pool covered by a sliding Sky Dome. The line’s many signature amenities include cellphone and Wi-Fi service, a reservations-only supper club and the Carnival Seaside Theatre — a massive LED screen that displays movies, concerts and other programming.

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Pricing and Reservations
Carnival is now accepting reservations for the Splendor’s new South American itineraries. Prices for the 14-day cruise start at $1,399; the 17-day voyage starts at $1,199; and the 18-day sailing is $1,099 per person, double occupancy. For more information and reservations contact 1-800-CARNIVAL or see www.carnival.com.

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