MIAMI -- Thirty years ago last month, Carnival Cruise Lines' first
ship, the Mardi Gras, set sail.
Now the company is throwing itself a yearlong birthday party
called "Thirty Years of Fun," with on-board contests, promotions
and commemorative items.
For agents, Carnival will hold an online contest to award 30
travel agents a free, two-night cruise aboard the Carnival
The Conquest, which will be Carnival's largest ship, will enter
service in November.
To enter, agents must visit www.bookccl.com through April 30 and answer 30
multiple-choice trivia questions about Carnival. The drawing will
be held in May.
On board, Carnival guests can buy beer in commemorative cans as
well as participate in interactive trivia contests, scavenger hunts
and other events.
The line also will introduce a 30th anniversary song, recorded
by Broadway star Andrea McArdle.