Destinations - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATES THE CITY'S FIRST-EVER YEAR-ROUND CRUISE
BALTIMORE - (March 12, 2009) -- Looking for a fun time? The
Inner Harbor is the place to be on April 25th from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30
p.m. when Fun City: Baltimore, sails into town. The event is
compliments of Carnival Cruise Lines and will raise funds for Maryland
Special Olympics. A full schedule of exciting free events, activities
and attractions, including a world record giant beach ball, artistic
sand sculptures, live hip-hop dance performances, 3-D chalk art and
more, will make up nine "Fun Spots" which will be sprinkled around
Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The event is a celebration to mark the
start-up of Baltimore's first-ever year-round cruise service on the
2,124-passenger Carnival Pride. The ship will arrive in Baltimore on
Monday, April 27 and depart later that day on its first voyage from
Other activities during Fun City: Baltimore will include a Carnival Fun
Booth, Camp Carnival Kid Zone and an Interactive Aquarium. There will
also be biodegradable balloon giveaways, photos opportunities, visits by
Carnival's mascot, "Fun Ship" Freddy and Fun Decoder cards which lead to several chances
to win a free cruise, all while raising money for the Maryland Special
Following is a rundown of events, all of which are free and open to the
Carnival Fun Booth, located in front of the ESPN Zone near Pratt Street,
will be an interactive booth where people can digitally record their own
karaoke performance of popular songs and go on-line to obtain a free
Located near the Fun Booth but closer to the National Aquarium in
Baltimore, will be a beautifully crafted, detailed Sand Sculpture of the
Carnival Pride created by award winning Master Sand Sculptor Chuck Feld.
In the amphitheater, located between the Pratt and Light Street
Pavilions, will be live performances by acrobatic teams, Motown-style
singers, cruise directors and dancers from Carnival's ships.
Carnival's huge Guinness Book of World Records Beach Ball will be
located in McKeldin square and passers-by will have an opportunity to
have their photo taken alongside it.
3-D Chalk Art depicting Carnival Pride's twister waterslide will be
located on the corner of Pratt and Charles Streets. Extraordinarily
talented chalk artist Michael W.. Kirby will spend three to four days
creating his fantastic, illusionary masterpiece to the delight of
downtown workers who will have an opportunity to watch the
Located in front of the Visitor Center will be free balloon giveaways
and they're biodegradable so they're fun AND green!
Kids of all ages will enjoy the Camp Carnival Kid Zone located near The
West Shore Park. It will feature face painting, candy art machines,
arts & crafts and games in addition to entertainment and fun music.
Also, Carnival Water Wars, a game played with giant water balloons, will
Located at 111 South Calvert Street will be a special Interactive
Aquarium where a vibrant, computer animated undersea universe of plant
life and fish will react to the motion of passersby. Visitors can also
dial a number on their cell phones to create their own, personalized
fish and swim them around the tank. The Interactive Aquarium is already
on display and will remain in place until April 27.
An engaging, high-energy hip hop and acrobatic performance group will
entertain visitors and those walking to the baseball game with
performances in front of the new Hilton and across from Oriole Park at
Throughout the day, Carnival Cruise Ambassadors will be handing out FREE
"Fun Decoder" cards where participants can register on-line for five
chances to win a Carnival Cruise. The contest takes place from April
1-May 9 and for every person who registers, a $1 donation will go
directly to the Maryland Special Olympics.
The Carnival Pride will operate a mix of six-, seven- and eight-day
cruises from April 27 through September 6, 2009 then begin a year-round
seven-day cruise program departing every Sunday. The ship will alternate
weekly between an Exotic Eastern Caribbean itinerary calling at Grand
Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands; and Half Moon Cay and Freeport, The
Bahamas, and a Bahamas/Florida itinerary which visits Port Canaveral
(near Orlando), Fla; and Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas. Each voyage
also includes three days at sea.
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