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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Carnival Cruises new "Behind the Scenes" fun tours

On days at sea without any scheduled port calls cruise lines frequently offered complimentary tours of the bridge (control room), galley (kitchen) and other non public areas of your cruise ship. These informative tours were well received and always full.

Now Carnival Cruise Lines has taken these activities to the next level with their “ Behind the Fun” tours offered on the Carnival Valor and Carnival Conquest. This tour gives you an inside look at cruise operations in normally restricted areas-- such as the backstage area of the main lounge, laundry room and crew galley.

According to the cruise line this three-and-a-half-hour tour has been a big hit with their passengers and will be rolled out to all 12 ships with cruises of seven days or longer by the end of September.

The kicker for me is that you have to shell out $95 per person for the tour.

Has Carnival been recruiting ex airline sales & marketing personnel?