Carnival Cruise Line is now offering guests an opportunity to pre-purchase Wi-Fi packages on carnival.com prior to their cruise. The pre-purchase option is currently available on two ships – Carnival Vista and Carnival Fascination – with fleetwide rollout expected by mid-summer. With this convenient new option, fully booked guests can select from Carnival’s popular social, value and premium Wi-Fi packages through the “manage my booking” tab on carnival.com. Guests must purchase an Internet package that covers the entire duration of their cruise when purchasing online. Daily packages are available for purchase once on board. Wi-Fi is the latest amenity available through Carnival’s online pre-purchase system, which also includes steakhouse and Chef’s Table reservations, spa treatments, shore excursions, and beverage packages prior to departure on carnival.com. Carnival’s social package is unique in the cruise industry and provides unlimited access to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other popular sites. The value plan includes unlimited access to the Web for checking email, sports scores, weather updates and a wide range of other applications, while the premium package provides the fastest available connection speed and allows access to some streaming video services. Guests booked on Carnival Vista and Carnival Fascination may log into Manage My Cruise to pre-purchase these packages. To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit carnival.com. For reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL. Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Journalists also can visit Carnival’s media site, carnival-news.com or follow the line’s PR department on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
“The Quilt Movement is a wonderful example of the kind of response we need in facing up to HIV/AIDS,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan told those attending the ceremony, which was held at around 8 a.m. He noted that what had begun almost 15 years ago as “one commemoration of a loved one who died of AIDS, has since grown to 50,000 quilts worldwide.” “As delegates from all over the world gather here today for the special session on HIV/AIDS, I hope this quilt will inspire them to join together, like the panels in this patchwork, in a movement of global solidarity against AIDS,” Mr. Annan said, expressing his “profound gratitude” to all the members of the Memorial Quilt Movement, and to all the people whose lives it has commemorated. The President of the General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, said the quilt would spur participants to action. “I am convinced that this symbolic gesture – the presence of memories of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS – will strengthen our efforts and will to find a strong global commitment to fight against AIDS and to save lives,” he said.