Fun elevates to a whole new level with Carnival Cruise Lines $500 million dollar upgrade dubbed the “Fun Ship 2.0 Initiative.” Calling in the big guns of comedy and cuisine, the cruise line aims to dramatically transform its on-board guest experience with captivating entertainment options and mouth-watering new dining choices.
Comedy and cuisine have always been a symbiotic pairing and The Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez plans to roll out fleetwide with an enhanced comedy club experience and a new Punchliner Comedy Brunch. Who better to curate the festivities than G.Lo? With his wild success in comedy entertainment and television, we’re curious to see how this “curator of comedy” for Carnival will super-charge the atmosphere.
Successful restaurateur, cookbook author and television star Guy Fieri will also set sail, whipping up fresh-grilled fair rivaling the best road-side burger joints. At Guy’s Burger Joint, Carnival guests will have a choice of burgers designed by Fieri, a fully-loaded condiment bar, and hand-cut fries to top things off. This could be enough to keep you pool-side all day, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t check out the other exciting enhancements.
Carnival has also joined forces with leading video game manufacturer EA SPORTS to create the first-ever EA SPORTS bar at sea, Hasbro to bring larger-than-life game shows on board, and celebrity song master DJ IRIE to pump up the high-energy music venue with DJ IRIE’s Spin’iversity which will train and develop the musical skills and personality of on-board DJ talent.
“Fun Ship 2.0 is the largest and most ambitious initiative that our company has ever undertaken,” said Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. “Through breakthrough partnerships with some of today’s biggest talents and most popular entertainment brands, plus our very own new branded experiences and on-board destination, Carnival fans and those new to our cruises are destined for an incredible vacation experience.”
Carnival Liberty was the first ship to be refurbished, followed by fourteen ships that are scheduled through 2015 to receive many of the Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. Guests have responded positively to the changes and I’ll be back next month with the inside scoop on the Fun Ship 2.0 action.
For now, more information is available at Carnival.com