Finding Cheap Carnival Cruise Deals

One of the greatest parts about taking a Carnival Line Fun Ship cruise is the fact that your dollar will stretch as far as it possibly can when you are on this cruise. These cruise lines are quite renowned for their ships which are filled with fun activities, which is no different when you are on the Carnival Dream- the largest cruise ship in the Carnival fleet. Allowing people to have the most fun for their money is precisely what has made Carnival the best and most favored cruise line in the world. That being said however, how do you KNOW definitively that Carnival is really the best?

Well first off there are the last minute Carnival Cruise deals available from either the Carnival site, or one of the authorized Carnival representatives. The thing about these deals though is that you need to be ready to travel just about anywhere. You can not be picky, and you need to be ready to go at any time. So long as this sounds like you, you will more than likely be glad to try out the different Carnival Cruise ship holidays.

There are a number of different guidelines and tips which are pretty easy to use when you are trying to figure out where you want to take your cruise, and when you want to do it. There are lots of different deals out there, and there are many different destinations. So where do you want to go? Take some time, figure it out, and most importantly find the right deal.

There are some travelers that would like to travel during hot weather. These are the people that like to lay out and tan, but then the ports of call are busy, making them more difficult to move around in. If you want an easier time, and the hot sun is not a necessity, then you could try traveling in cooler weather, which means taking advantage of the Carnival Cruise deals in the beginning, or the end of the season.

One of the best things that you can do is stay away from the holiday periods. When schools are out, family vacations will be in, and there will be kids all over the place. If kids are not really your cup of tea, then see if there are regional variations for the holiday dates.

The majority of countries that Carnival visits will normally feature times that are best for vacationing. The important part is knowing what the high season of each and every destination actually is. This is how you will get the good Carnival cruise deals. One of the most popular destinations for Carnival cruises is the Caribbean. It has a high season that runs from December to April, and in November to December you will find some great deals. There are also Mediterranean cruises which occur during the summer months. During early Spring and late Autumn, you will find that it is a great time to visit Venice or even Barcelona when taking advantage of Carnival Cruise Deals.

During the year, you can visit places like Mexico, Bermuda, and even Hawaii, but these locations and other scan be visited throughout the spring, as well as the fall. All you need to do is research a little and look for the greatest deals possible. Look online, and soon enough you will be able to take full advantage of the great deals out there.

Soon enough you will get all of those awesome deals on the Carnival Cruise ships, and you will find that it is well worth the effort you put into it. No matter what, do not give up the search until you have found a great deal. They are out there!

Carnival Ride Accident Report – This Will Throw You For a Loop

I went through a couple of web sites and researched data that was on the Internet regarding ride accidents. I was curious as to the amount of ride accidents and the severity of them. I have been a carnival game operator for 19 years and I hardly see or here of any accidents.

My research was based on the year 2007 only. I looked in only two major web sites and they showed several accidents. These two sites were somewhat duplicates and the one site, amusementsafety.org, had all the accidents on rides that the other did for my area of research. I did leave out all accidents that occurred everywhere except the continental United States. That means I excluded all other countries plus Alaska and Hawaii. The reason for that was that I have never traveled with the carnivals any where but the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico did not have any accidents listed on these web sites.

I found 33 separate accidents listed. 17 happened on carnival lots and 16 happened at other venues such as amusement park, zoo, indoor playground, and other permanent stationary facilities. I feel that there were many more accidents that were not reported but do not know. Some accidents are so minor and if the person does not go to the authorities it will go unreported. When you factor in how many times people get on rides, 33 seems like an extremely small amount of accidents.

Of the 33 accidents 81 people were either injured or died. Carnivals had 35 people involved in their accidents while the amusement park type facilities had 46 people involved in their accidents. When I see the number of people injured I think that number is closer to being correct. In traveling with the shows it is such a rare occasion to hear of someone getting hurt or killed. It is so rare that news spreads, through our carnies grapevine, across the whole country.

Of the 81 people involved 74 were injured while 7 were killed. Carnivals had 33 people injured while the other places with amusement rides had 41 injured. It was reported that two carnival workers were also injured, one was in his second week of work. Of the seven deaths two were on carnival owned rides while the other five were killed while riding at amusement park or other related places. One person injured, on a carnival, had both of her feet cut off just above the ankles. The ride was owned by an individual and not the carnival, but was booked with the show for the event where the accident took place.

This study was for only one year, 2007, but did show a some statistics that stood out. One stat was that carnivals had more reported mishaps by a margin of 17 to 16 over amusement park and other fun stationary places. That should have parlayed into more people hurt but did not.

Amusement parks had 11 more people hurt and 3 more people killed than did the carnivals. Even though the amusement parks had less accidents the outcome of their accidents were way more severe. I wondered why and came up with some exclamation that I believe are of great relevance.

Because permanent facilities are stationary they generally have larger and faster rides for the patrons to get on. The carnivals have to travel to make their money and generally do not have huge rides. Some rides traveling with carnivals, are huge and do take four and five semi trailers to haul them, but even they are not as big as the larger rides you will see in an amusement park. This extra speed an size could possibly account for a higher injury rate per accident.

It is hard to determine which takes more riders for a year, carnivals or stationary ride places. I would think that carnivals take more passengers every year because they are open for longer periods and there are many more carnivals that permanent locations. Some carnivals are open for business somewhere every week of the year. Amusement park types are generally seasonal. Pretty easy to figure out that carnivals get a way larger opportunity to take on passengers.

Because an amusement park is only seasonal so is their help on many occasions. Because carnivals travel year round, in many cases, the help is just way more experienced. I know several guys that feature rides and they really do know their stuff. On a major ride there will often be three guys that know how to completely and safely erect that major ride. There are people that have changed over from rides to other areas that can set up a multitude of rides. In amusement park setting you are not probably as apt to find a person working the corn dog stand that knows when a ride is going bad by hearing a noise it is making. You are apt, not only to find an employee in an alternate position, to find one that knows what exactly is going wrong by the sound the ride is making on a carnival lot.

I do not ever work for stationary amusement companies and do not know what their policies are. I do know that several carnivals have something, in reference to safety, on all their ride help uniforms. It becomes sort of a subliminal message. I remember on Wade Shows continually picking on ride help about their Safety First that was printed on their shirts backs. If I seen them so much as drop a hot dog I would repeat the saying, safety first. No matter how it worked, it is a steady reminder to the ride help. And the bottom line is there should not be any accidents.

Blog Carnival – More Than Just A Backlink Tool

I first came across blog carnivals back in 2007 doing an ‘internship’ with controversial internet business builder, James Brausch.

At that stage it was one of the first tasks in his business system. James’ business was amazingly run on hard-nosed metrics, and if a task didn’t measure up it was quickly scrapped. So I knew this was a worthwhile task.

What Is A Blog Carnival?

A blog carnival is where one blog owner asks other bloggers to submit their posts on a particular topic. Different blogs have slightly different rules, but usually the best of the posts are then compiled into a list and published on the blog as a ‘carnival’.

It’s like a ‘best-of’ list of the current blog posts on a given topic.

For blog owners it’s a great way to link up with other bloggers. For readers it’s a good way to find out about relevant posts elsewhere on the net. It’s a win-win, and is still going strong all these years later.

If you submit your post to a blog carnival and your post is accepted you can expect not just a quality backlink from an active blog (really valuable).

You can also expect some high quality visitors from the carnival. Sometimes visitors will be other blog owners, often they will be readers who have an interest in the topic. Both of these are wonderful visitors to have.

The best thing about being in a blog carnival is, unlike almost every other traffic or SEO technique, exceptional content is rewarded.

Well-written, unique posts with a good headline are more likely to be accepted into a carnival, and attract more visitors.

So make sure to only submit your best stuff.

Submitting to a Blog Carnival

Blogs can run their own carnivals, but to make it easier for others to find their carnival most of them end up listing at BlogCarnival dot com.

You can submit your blog posts on the site. It has all the instructions.

Simply select a relevant carnival, put in your post’s details, your name and email address (might be worth using a secondary email address), any categories for the carnival, remarks, and then the Captcha for your submission.

It’s often worth adding some remarks to make people curious to read your post, and give a bit more content to make your listing stand out in the carnival.

Back in 2007 when I did this task it was very monotonous and time-consuming, and since they have added Captcha for each individual submission, it takes even longer.

So is it worth it?

Blog Carnivals – Results.

On my small business blog I published a review of Robert Kiyosaki’s 2009 book Conspiracy of the Rich.

It was a pretty quick post but I decided it was topical enough to submit to blog carnivals – and that was the only SEO work I did at all.

However ever since then Google has ranked my Conspiracy of the Rich Review at #1, and it is still there today!

That’s the immense power you can get via a blog carnival.