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Carnival's 'Your Peek at Paradise' begins with Miami event

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Each attendee received a ‘golden key’ for the chance to unlock an early access trip to the destination before it opens to the public. At left, beside the Junkanoo performer, is Carnival's Adolfo Perez
Carnival Cruise Line’s 'Your Peek at Paradise' summer series kicked off Saturday with an event in Miami, where hundreds of local travel advisors got a preview of the new Celebration Key.

Celebration Key, under development on Grand Bahama Island, is scheduled to begin taking ships from 10 of Carnival’s US homeports starting in July 2025.

'All five of our ships homeported in Miami will visit Celebration Key, so bringing our great travel advisor partners in South Florida together for this special event was a great way to deliver valuable insight to them as they help their clients plan their next vacations and the perfect way to start our business series,' said Carnival's Adolfo Perez, SVP global sales and trade marketing.

'Travel advisors are experts on what cruisers want, so their overwhelmingly positive reaction reinforces my confidence that Celebration Key will be a truly premiere destination,' he added.

Briefings from Adolfo Perez and Glenn Aprile

Attendees heard from Perez and Glenn Aprile, Carnival’s senior director of brand experience and product development, who shared a glimpse at the creative process behind Celebration Key's development.

Depicted by large renderings, Celebration Key was also brought to life during the event with an authentic Bahamian Junkanoo performance and Bahamas-inspired food.

Golden key to unlock prizes

Each attendee received a ‘golden key’ for the chance to unlock an early access trip to the destination before it opens to the public. Ten grand prize winners will be announced throughout the summer series. An additional 15 winners will each get a $500 Carnival gift card. Two of the grand prize winners and three Carnival gift card winners were announced at the kick-off event.

In association with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the five-part series will continue over the next three months, with events in Baltimore ( July 13), Atlanta (Aug. 17) and Chicago (Sept. 14). A virtual event will also take place Sept. 14. Travel advisors can register at GoCCL.com.