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September 17, 2009

Celebrity Chef Creates Carnival Ship Replica on "Ace of Cakes"

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MIAMI (Sept. 16, 2009) - A ship-shaped cake modeled after a Carnival Cruise Lines vessel is set to star in an upcoming episode of Food Network?s hit reality series "Ace of Cakes." Premiering Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the episode features Chef Duff Goldman presenting the cake to Captain Alessandro Galotto, master of Carnival Pride.

The Carnival Pride operates cruises year-round from Baltimore, Md., also home to Goldman?s Charm City Cakes bakery, where Chef Duff and his eclectic staff of culinary experts, artists and architects use drills, saws and blowtorches as they bake, construct and frost the most elaborate and unconventional cake creations imaginable.

"Food Network is one of the most popular channels on television and is seen in over 90 million households each week," said Jim Berra, chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Lines. "Having Carnival?s Baltimore connection highlighted on such a widely watched national broadcast enables us to have our cake and eat it, too, as it were."

From the festive balloons flying off the top deck to the signal flags swaying in the wind, from the ship's giant funnel to the twisting waterslide, the latest creation by the Charm City Cakes team looks exactly like Carnival Pride in miniature. The cake measured about two feet long and featured Baltimore?s skyline in the background.

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The 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride is Baltimore's first year-round cruise ship, and offers seven-day cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. Carnival Pride offers a host of facilities and features, including 16 lounges and bars, three restaurants, four swimming pools and a 14,500-square-foot health and fitness center. For additional information, contact a travel agent at 1-800-738-8837.

More Information About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is a proud member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world?s most desirable destinations.

Posted by Denise at September 17, 2009 09:59 AM
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