Hi guys, this just in from CCL so I though I would pass it along to all you Basketball fans out there.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TO OFFER SPECIAL 'MIAMI HEAT CRUISE' IN FEBRUARY 2005
Three-Day Voyage on Fascination To Feature NBA All-Star Game "Watch Party," Private Cocktail Reception, Autograph Session with Players and Other Special Events
MIAMI (January 19, 2005) - Carnival Cruise Lines is offering a special "Miami Heat Cruise," featuring current and/or former players and executives from the Miami Heat, aboard the 2,052-passenger "Fun Ship" Fascination in February 2005.
The three-day voyage, which will operate from Miami Feb. 18-21, will feature a special "watch party" to view the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 20. A private Welcome Aboard cocktail party and autograph session with Heat players and executives, as well as appearances by Burnie, the team's mascot, the Heat Dancers and the Xtreme Team are also scheduled.
Other highlights include a basketball/sports clinic, as well as a dance clinic conducted by the Heat Dancers.
"This cruise will provide an unforgettable vacation experience not only for Miami Heat fans but for any sports enthusiast, given the wide variety of unique and exciting activities," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
In addition to interacting with Miami Heat players and executives, guests can also enjoy the Fascination's many on-board amenities and facilities, including 12 lounges, bars and nightspots, a 12,000-square-foot health club and full casino gambling. A wide range of dining options, including three restaurants, a 24-hour pizzeria, and complimentary 24-hour room service are also available.
Carnival is currently accepting reservations for the "Miami Heat Cruise," which includes a stop in Nassau, The Bahamas. Prices begin at $399 per person based on double occupancy.
Special rates for third and fourth guests sailing in the same stateroom are also available.
For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com. Participants must request fare code CDM1 when making a reservation.
Carnival Cruise Lines 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, Windstar 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.