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Carnival Cruise Lines Partners With the Tom Joyner Foundation for the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage

Featured Musical Entertainment to Include Earth Wind & Fire, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, TLC, LL Cool J, and more

MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines is partnering once again with the Tom Joyner Foundation to offer the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise.  This marks the cruise line's third consecutive year as the official host of the event.

The Ultimate Party with a Purpose® voyage will take place on Carnival Breeze, the newest ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet.  Departing from Miami April 11, 2015, the customized eight-day itinerary includes visits to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. 

The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage is hosted by renowned radio personality and philanthropist Tom Joyner.  The cruise, which sells out annually, serves as a fundraiser with proceeds supporting the Historical Black Colleges and Universities of which Carnival is a proud sponsor.   

"This is an opportunity to have an amazing experience on a magnificent Carnival Cruise Lines ship while enjoying a wide variety of special activities, theme events and top musical talent, all for a great cause," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. 

The exciting line-up of performing artists for the 2015 cruise includes Earth Wind & Fire, R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, TLC, and LL Cool J.

"This is one of those special experiences that will stay with you forever," said Tom Joyner. "We have completely sold out these cruises the past two years, so I encourage everyone to book as early as possible for this very special event." 

For more information on The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, consumers can also visit http://fantasticvoyage.blackamericaweb.com.

About Carnival Cruise Lines:

Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  The company's 25th ship, the 135,000-ton Carnival Vista, is scheduled to enter service in 2016.

About The Tom Joyner Foundation:

The Tom Joyner Foundation was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs.


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