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Carnival hoopla for 100m cruisers carried since 1972

Christine Duffy commemorates the 100m milestone aboard Carnival Sunrise
Carnival became the first cruise line to embark 100m passengers since its maiden voyage in 1972.

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy visited Carnival Sunrise Thursday during embarkation at PortMiami, where the company was founded, to thank cruisers for choosing fun and making Carnival the world’s most popular cruise line.


The milestone was commemorated as Debbie and David Clifford of Ohio boarded the ship with their family. They were recognized on behalf of the 100m cruisers, with fanfare from Duffy and the crew, led by Capt. Luca Cherchi. Others embarking took part in the festivities as well, including photos showing each is 'One in 100 Million.'


Fanfare for the 100m cruisers carried on the Fun Ships

Testament to fun

Duffy called the milestone a 'testament to the fun, inclusive atmosphere our valued guests and our extraordinary team members have created together onboard our ships for the past 51 years,' adding: 'There is certainly much more fun to come. We’re continuing to grow our operations at a rapid pace, with three ships joining our fleet by the spring of next year.'

Carnival Celebration entered service just months ago from PortMiami, and Carnival Venezia is due to expand the line's New York offerings from seasonal to year-round with 'Carnival Fun Italian Style.' Later this year, Carnival Jubilee, the sister of Carnival Celebration and Mardi Gras, will begin sailing from Galveston. In spring 2024, Carnival Firenze, sister of Carnival Venezia, is to begin offering year-round cruises from Long Beach, California.

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