Carnival Cruises Launches the "Nine Days of Sunshine" Promotion

In anticipation of the U.S. arrival of the updated Carnival Sunshine next month, Carnival Cruise Lines is launching the “Nine Days of Sunshine” promotion, which will take place October 11-19 during a nine-day Mediterranean cruise. The promotion integrates a number of the line’s social media platforms – from Instagram and Facebook to Twitter and Senior Cruise Director John Heald’s popular blog – to highlight the ship’s on-board features.

The Carnival Sunshine “social media takeover” includes daily Instagram posts where fans can access images of the ship’s spaces posted multiple times each day and participate in live “Meet the Crew” chats where they can ask questions of Carnival Sunshine team members and receive a response right on the spot.

Viewers can also help direct content for the “Nine Days of Sunshine” promotion through fun daily Instagram polls while guests sailing on Carnival Sunshine’s Med cruise can offer Instgram “video shout outs” to their friends and family members back home.

Heald will also show viewers Carnival Sunshine’s newly created spaces through daily recap videos and original content on both his blog and Facebook fan page.

Even after the “Nine Days of Sunshine” promotion period is over, videos will contiune to be posted highlighting the ship’s culinary choices such as Ji Ji Asian Kitchen, Cucina del Capitano, and Havana Bar, interviews with guests and crew and a visit to the three-level Serenity adults-only retreat.

Following a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New Orleans Nov. 1-17, Carnival Sunshine will operate a schedule of seven-day Caribbean cruises from the Big Easy through April 2014 before repositioning to Port Canaveral, Fla., for year-round five- to eight-day Caribbean departures.

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