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Destinations - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )






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

Charm City.

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

0Atransformation first-hand.

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

be available.

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

Camden Yards.

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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Jenifer - posted on 11/28/2009




That sounds perfect. but i just moved here in august. do you know of anything during winter time. i have a newborn and 15 yr old

Destinations - posted on 04/08/2009




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