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March 26, 2009

Carnival Cruises Adds New Four and Five Day Departures to Mexico

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New Four- and Five-Day Departures to Cabo San Lucas Added to Carnival Elation?s Existing Schedule from San Diego

A new four- and five-day cruise option featuring day-long calls at Cabo San Lucas will be added to the Carnival Elation's existing schedule from San Diego in July 2009, complementing the ship's popular three- and four-day Baja program.

Carnival Elation which emerged from a multi-million-dollar renovation last week with a host of new features will operate the West Coast's only three-, four- and five-day schedule, expanding upon the line's industry-leading short cruise offerings. Roughly half of the "Fun Ship" fleet offers voyages of five days or less in length.

On its new schedule, Carnival Elation will operate a year-round series of four- and five-day cruises for a two-week period followed by another two weeks of three- and four-day Baja departures.

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Four- and Five-Day Cruises to Cabo San Lucas

Beginning July 2, 2009, Carnival Elation's four-day "long weekend" cruises will depart Thursdays and visit Cabo San Lucas. Two different five-day itineraries will also be offered. Five-day cruises departing Saturdays will feature the industry's only itinerary that includes two full days in Cabo San Lucas, providing guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Mexico's most spectacular destinations. Five-day cruises departing Mondays will feature both Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada.

New Departure Days for Three- and Four-Day Cruises

The Carnival Elation's three- and four-day cruises which currently depart on Thursdays and Sundays, respectively, will be changed to Fridays (three-day cruises) and Mondays (four-day cruises) starting with the July 20, 2009, four-day departure. These new departure dates offer guests an even more convenient option on these popular short cruise itineraries from San Diego.

The 70,000-ton Carnival Elation the only cruise ship operating year-round from San Diego offers a host of new facilities and features following an extensive renovation, as part of the line's product enhancement program for its eight 70,000-ton Fantasy-class vessels.

Carnival Elation's refurbishment included the addition of Serenity, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a new Circle "C" club geared to 12- to 14-year-olds, and expanded Lido-area dining options, including a new Mongolian Wok custom stir-fry station and an updated deli and dessert station. The Carnival Ecstasy's suites were also remodeled and cosmetic enhancements were made to a variety of shipboard areas.

These features complement the ship's myriad resort-style amenities, including 12 lounges and bars, three restaurants, four swimming pools, a 115-foot-long water slide, a 12,000-square-foot health and fitness center, an Internet cafe, and ship-wide Wi-Fi access.

Reservations are currently being accepted for all of the Carnival Elation's three-, four- and five-day sailings from San Diego. For additional information and reservations contact any travel agent, call 1-800-738-8837or visit cruising2mexico.com.

Posted by at March 26, 2009 03:41 PM
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