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Carnival Cruise Lines is a British-American owned cruise line, based in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami in the United States

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Petitioning Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, SeaDream, MSC Cruises , Holland America, Viking Cruises, Silver...

Cruise Lines: Don't promote the upcoming dolphin show in St. Thomas.

The new dolphin enclosure built by Coral World Ocean Park and located within Water Bay, St. Thomas, has recently been constructed in a body of water which is frequently deemed as unsafe for swimming and/or fishing. This is usually due to enterococci bacteria within the bay exceeding the threshold of safe limits. Poor water circulation and catastrophic runoff after heavy rains has always been an ongoing problem within this particular bay. That's why we the undersigned are asking that cruise lines coming to St. Thomas not market and/or sell cruise ship excursions to the new dolphin enclosure at Coral World Ocean Park. Our group, V.I. Dolphin Voices, is comprised of hundreds of outraged and concerned citizens within St. Thomas who are opposed to dolphins being held captive for financial gain and entertainment. We are also opposed to the particular location of the recently constructed pen. Not only do we consider it unhealthy for dolphins to be confined and permanently housed in a body of water that is so frequently polluted by pathogens, but there is also a major concern for the health of passengers when getting in the water with the dolphins. ​ The water in this bay may look crystal clear, but that does not make it safe to swim. Please don't endanger the health and safety of the passengers and the tourists that we are so very happy to welcome to visit our beautiful island.​

V.I. Dolphin Voices, St. Thomas
6,442 supporters
Petitioning Enrique Peña Nieto, Carnival Cruise Lines, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Habana Banana

Rescue These Abused Cat Cubs in Mexico (& make Carnival Cruise Lines stop supporting it!)

A couple years ago I went on a Carnival Cruise line to Ensenada, Mexico, and they recommended to us that we visit a restaurant called Habana Banana. Because I was naive and had no knowledge of the cruelty behind it, I went to this restaurant. I’m ashamed to say I thought the place was awesome because they had tiger and lion cubs (ect.) that you could pet and take pictures with. I asked them what happened to them when they grew up and they claimed they go to a sanctuary but that is clearly a lie. Looking back I know these cubs were heavily drugged and abused. They were kept in extremely small enclosures and forced to interact with people of all ages. They were scared out of their minds, one even scratched me trying to get away. They were so drugged though that they couldn’t do much. I deeply regret supporting that horrid place and I want to do anything I can to get the animals to safety and prevent more animals from being exploited and abused by them. These animals should be sent to an ACTUAL sanctuary, and they should no longer be allowed to have live animals in their restaurant. At the very least, Carnival Cruise Lines should no longer support this restaurant and warn people to avoid it. If there’s anything else I can do, please comment.  Cancelled campain with more details: Article about restaurant: Yelp for Resturaunt:

2,790 supporters
Petitioning Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines

Tell Royal Caribbean & Carnival to stop selling dolphin excursions!

Following information written by: The dolphin encounters are sold directly by cruise companies at the time of booking, or on board prior to reaching ports of call. Special incentives are also offered, enticing potential customers with hard to resist package pricing. Given the aggressive promotion of these dolphin interaction programs, it is obvious the cruise companies are actively supporting an industry that exploits dolphins, and are profiting greatly from it. At present, there are 33 facilities in Mexico and over 30 in the Caribbean, with more planned for construction. Swim-with-dolphins (SWD) programs place extraordinary amounts of stress on captive dolphins, who may interact with over 50 tourists a day. According to a report by Delfines En Libertad, entitled “Report on captive dolphins in Mexico 2015, “The SWD activities have become a prime tourist attraction, with all major tour companies selling and promoting SWD excursions. The demand to swim with dolphins in captivity has enabled the Mexican dolphinaria industry to grow exponentially. Some dolphinaria also offer dolphin therapy which is marketed as a therapy to help people with certain illnesses.”  It’s time to call upon the cruise industry to end the promotion of dolphin captivity and exploitation. Why not focus on enhancing the cruise experience itself? It’s ironic that cruises promote seeing the world via luxury of state-of-the-art ocean liners and yet resort to unethical and “gimmicky” entertainment at the expense of suffering dolphins. We would bet the clients of these cruises would appreciate not contributing to cruelty towards these mammals, instead, reveling in the natural beauty of being surrounded by the big blue.  

Parker M
2,062 supporters
Petitioning Arnold Donald, Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines - Bring back Free Room Service Items

See the message below from Carnival Spokes person John Heald about half way down for his details on the change.    What is this petition and who do we represent? Carnival is now officially removing all “free” room service menu items during Lunch/Dinner/Late Night! ****Exception: Continental breakfast will continue to be at no additional cost for now. **** This means the once free sandwiches like PBJ and Grilled Cheese will now be a charge of $4 in addition to an expected gratuity. We have never had an issue with the for charge items on the menu. Sometimes we even order the for charge items. Our issue is making the once Free items and simple items which cost next to nothing to make a whopping $4 per item. Most comments we read complaining were explaining how this affected them because they have children with autism and also how it affected large families with little ones that can’t always wait in large lines. I read a post about someone traveling with 6 kids and one of them had autism, he sometimes needs a break from the crowds in order to relax his condition. That means it will now cost this family over $24 just for a few peanut butter sandwiches.  Fries are an additional $2 , drinks of any kind are an additional $2. So just for the essentials they would need to use the service would be $48.00 per room service call plus gratuity. Carnival claims this is on par with other cruise lines, however Royal actually only charges $7.95 convenience fee’s per order.  See the issue?  Were not asking for excessive ordering to be free. Perhaps instead make it an item limit per order based on room occupancy and simply charge a flat fee like other lines already do.  Many people with disabilities and children rely on this service that has always been free of charge. Carnival claims the charge is to cut down food waste. If this is true then why are they charging $4 for something that typically costs only cents to make. When was the last time it cost you $4 to make a peanut butter sandwich and chips?  If manpower is your response to the cost then why keep the free deli in operation until 11pm anyway? They are there whether it comes to my room or it comes to the front counter.  While it is true there has always been for charge items on the menu. Our issue is that the free of charge items like simple grilled cheese are now and will always be from Mid January 2019 a charged item with no more free items, increasing not only the burden on disabled individuals who require a rest period or children with disabilities but also large families and those traveling with little ones. Until you have had a 18month old cranky little girl you may not understand the significance of the impact this has on the cruise experience. If Carnival wishes to take away amenities and increase cost continually, we as the consumer need to stand up and demand change. Otherwise we should take our business elsewhere to other lines they claim to be “similar” in price to. perhaps if they refuse change we respond in changing our opinion on the line and choosing other brands that have taken these concerns seruously and worked out solutions based on guest comfort instead of just all out profitability.  I have heard time and time again during this campaign that I am forgetting Carnival is a for profit business, however my response is if that is true then Carnival needs to remember whom gives them the profit they seek. Carnival is not suffering financially, in fact they have had record profits in recent years. If a peanut butter sandwich would be able to kill off the company then perhaps we should consider where else they are making cuts potentially. Truth be told this La carte style menu is simply to generate profit, if it were to reduce waste they would look at viable solutions like limiting orders or providing an alternative such as mobile ordering and pickup via the deli similar to the Disney experience app in the carnival hub app where we could be told when an order is ready so that we could walk up and grab items, limiting the burden some instead of making us pay more for issues beyond our control with disabilities.. Are you ready to wait in a 2 hour deli line instead of catching a some rays? truth is we pay for an experience, so we are not wrong for demanding as a consumer what experiences we require. The reason I created this petition isn’t because I can’t walk upstairs and grab a deli sandwich. Im not that lazy quite yet. The point of this petition is to speak out for the thousands of disabled children, parents, grandparents, elderly and large families whom love to cruise and rely on this service. They are unable to stand in line as long as you or I...those are the people we are speaking for....and perhaps those we choose another line to support as well to send a clear message to Carnival headquarters....that we need convenience sometimes because we haven’t always the convenience of those around us to be out of our cabins beyond our control...but that doesn’t mean we don’t deserve an experience of a life time is short...we need to stand for those it may be shorter for and those that just need a moment to recoop raising a family.  We fell in love with Carnival because of the budget friendly vacation experience. It appears corporate greed has taken over and now we the consumer are paying (Literally)  A flat fee of $7.95 is charged on other lines like Royal Caribbean, with no per item fees. To say they are similar in cost to other lines for this service is unfortunately untrue.   please sign this petition and it will be delivered directly to the CEO of Carnival and we together can ask for change.  If we can’t have change, maybe we change our opinion and potentialy our future cruise plans as well. We are the consumer, we do have a voice.   If you think this petition is rediculous that’s fine, but consider those this effects. Carnival can come up with a better plan to reduce waste on food such as charging what it cost to actually make the sandwich vs getting bank on your disability and children in additional to your ever raising cruise fare. Like/comment/ share this petition as i can only get it so far by myself. Together lets demand change and make Carnival see there is those with families and disabilities that will pay for this change. One way food waste can be reduced is simply putting an item limit per order based on how many are staying in the state room or even a small flat fee like other lines would be more reasonable.  Instead they chose to go the route of profit for our misfortunes.    Below is the announcement of the changes from the Carnival Spokes person John Heald. We love John and in no way is this petition in regards to him or his announcement. We are simply voicing our dislike for these changes and hope you will help us voice our concerns as loyal Carnival Customers.  So before I float around Pasadena tomorrow and spend 5 hours waving and trying not to think about water or any liquid of any kind, I need to have a chat with you because I have always tried to let you know what is happening on our ships. Starting January 1, 2019, Carnival Cruise Line will be increasing the cost for the Bottomless Bubbles package program by $1 per day to $5.95 per day for kids and $8.50 per day for adults, plus gratuity. The change will be fleetwide, including Australia. Now for those thinking of asking Uncle Google when we last put the price up let me tell you that it was in May 2017. Oh and we will of course honour the current price for those guests who pre-purchased the Bottomless Bubbles And now let’s talk about room service. I know in hotels and at sea, it is an important part of the guest experience. Maybe there is something special about hearing the room service trolley rattling down the corridor of a hotel or the footsteps approaching down the corridor as our crew brings the BLT. Maybe I am over hotels because I have stayed in so many and have grown to dislike immensely how the waiter lifts the silver-domed top to reveal two strips of bacon and an egg that I/Carnival have just paid $37 for. And that leads me into a new room service menu that now includes some very basic charges Starting mid-January 2019, we will be starting an a la carte stateroom service menu fleetwide. A wide variety of menu items will be available with a nominal cost ranging from $2 to $5 per item. Charges apply to lunch, dinner and late-night menu items. Over the last several years, we have heavily invested in bringing more variety to our complimentary food choices across our fleet, while at the same time trying to find effective means to continue to reduce food waste. This new pricing structure positions Carnival on par with similar charges by other cruise operators in the contemporary market. Yesterday I posted a poll asking how many of you enjoy room service breakfast. So far 12,000 of you voted with 40% saying that you did. I spoke to the beards about this and they read how many still enjoy sitting on their balcony nibbling on a croissant and enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the sound of the sea. That is why our continental breakfast will continue to be offered free of charge. We’re always tweaking things on board to make sure that we still provide a fun, affordable vacation for our guests. Sometimes we need to make a tough decision that may be unpopular but make sense in the long run. Even with these changes, a Carnival cruise offers the greatest array of free-of-charge options and remains the best value in travel, yep, I truly believe that. So I know there will be lots of discussion about this and please do leave your comments below and I will make sure when I read them all and that as always your comments are seen and heard. There’s an old saying that the only constant is change and we hope you can understand why we’re making these changes. I hope I won’t be reading any comments saying that the small charge of $4 for a sandwich means that” I won’t be tipping the crew who brings the food .” If you do order room service on our ships, please remember to tip the server. A dollar or two is fine because seeing a server carry a tray of food to cabin 2377 and have him place it on the dresser while politely ignoring the sight of someone like me in a Carnival bathrobe that doesn’t quite fit properly is bad enough. To have the door slammed in their face with no tip is far, far worse. Thanks, then, for looking after our room service waiters, it is much appreciated. So there you go, two changes that I wanted you all to be aware of. Here is the new room service menu cheers End of Johns Message  My point:  If we unite as a group we can protect those that need this many haters on this petition don’t understand the impact and compassion that is behind this petition. Im not complaining about “free room service” because im lazy and can’t take an elevator. My wife has medical conditions that severely affects her ability to be out and about sometimes...she had multiple brain tumors at the age of 14 which have caused her to suffer a few random side effects that prevent her from going about her day. these things have bed ridden her even while on a we not deserve a vacation? Many people have told me if I don’t like it, to stay home. maybe they are right, maybe those disabled and work hard just to afford a small vacation deserve to go hungry and only eat it they can afford the La carte menu prices. truth is many of them traveled because of this service...were not asking for Steak and baby back ribs to our room at $0.00 cost in addition to our cruise fee we already paid. we are asking for sandwiches and chips that maybe cost the line $1.00 max and that is probably excessive.  Those that are disabled deserve a voice...even if no changes come of it...thats who we represent here. Families, disabled and those with special needs. join me in signing this petition, leave your story in the comments so the CEO can see your voice. and join me in saying, maybe its time we change our loyalty since it seems recently Carnival is changing theirs.   

Jeremy McKinney
1,447 supporters
Petitioning Royal Caribbean International, FEMA, Congress, President, trump, Donald Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Carnival Cruise Lines, United States Depar...

Demand US Government and cruise lines start immediate voluntary evacuation of Puerto Rico

American Citizens in Puerto Rico are dying, and lack access to basic necessities like water, food, shelter, and medical care. With only one commercial flight daily on or off the island, many residents who would like to leave are trapped there with no way off the island. Reports coming out of Puerto Rico point to a state resembling martial law, with the situation on the ground becoming increasingly desperate as destroyed buildings and roads make it difficult or impossible to distribute scarce resources to the island's approximately 3.5 million residents, almost all of whom are living in a state of chronic homelessness. According to the U.S. Census bureau, as of 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available) 39.3% of the island's population, or approximately 1,375,500 residents, are children under the age of 18 or adults over age 65.  Meanwhile, our President has responded with wavering support, and little has been heard from a cruise line industry that has made the Caribbean it's playground for decades. The U.S. Government should immediately make any military vessels which are within proximity and not currently engaged available to assist with a voluntary evacuation of the island. Furthermore, it should call upon and/or compensate major cruise lines to do the same. For those who need it, financial assistance should be made available swiftly to assist with housing, food, and other basic expenses for up to a year so that evacuees can build lives for themselves in their new (if possibly temporary) states of residence while the island is rebuilt and basic services are restored. 

Teresa McQuade
637 supporters
Petitioning Arnold W. Donald, Carnival Cruise Lines


Dear Mr. Arnold W. Donald, CEO Carnival Corporation: Sir, there are scores of millions of Bible-believing Christians that have ancient and proud beliefs and traditions regarding family life and personal conduct. We are good, honest, and upright people; however, daily we find ourselves facing an ever increasing and intrusive onslaught against our faith, creed, values, core beliefs and mockery against our God whom we know is Jesus the Christ (Yeshua) by the media, music industry,  corporations, foundations, lobbyist-bribed politicians, and ever more egregious  entertainers and celebrities who are the pitchmen and priest of anti-Christian discrimination, heteronormative bigotry, and militant homosexism. Corporations and big businesses like yours support groups that demean and humiliate us, and we can no longer hold our peace.   Our scriptures teach us to be wise stewards of our money and resources. This kind of Biblical wisdom must be bereft in the corporate and major not-for-profit foundation boardrooms of America. Evidence of our assumption is the huge sums of money given to groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM) that have fomented chaos and racial conflict all over America. Not only has corporate and foundation money caused conflict between all of God's children but has made religious intolerance, homonormative bigotry, and reverse racism fashionable. This week corporations like yours did major harm to the entire Christian community because Carnival Corporation fund Black Lives Matter and the Ellen Degeneres Show which has cruelly and sadistically defamed, libeled, harassed, slandered, and economically punished a beautiful Christian minister and  Gospel chanteuse extraordinaire --the Rev. Kim Burrell.   In particular, Ellen Degeneres, whom you do business with, coldly and unjustly caved in to Black Lives Matter (in particular Mr. Deray McKesson) bullies whom falsely accused Rev. Burrell of being an anti-homosexual bigot whom they libelously misrepresented one of her sermons as gay-bashing—instead of respecting her freedom of religion and freedom of speech. As a result of Ellen's anti-Christian beliefs fueled by her listening to only homosexual activists, she took a McCartyite-like homonormative micro-aggressive stance against Burrell. In Ellen’s effort to fight one alleged discrimination (homophobia) she embraced another discrimination (anti-Christian hatred); thus, she cancelling Rev. Kim Burrell's appearance on her show. Ellen’s acquiescing to militant homosexuals made matters worse—as what happens whenever reason yields to the angry clamor of a mob. Following Ellen’s lead countless persons and organization began attacking Rev. Burrell, therefore, the show you sponsored stoke fires of hatred and intolerances of anti-believers and Christians nationally—this is all over social media where most people get their news and information. Some of those have gone as far as to threaten Rev. Burrell and others.  From our vantage point, someone in the business realm whom finances this anti-Christian intolerance must be brought to heel. We have determined that Carnival Corporation should feel the anger of the Christian community. However, Carnival Corporation can make amends by having Ellen Degeneres apologize to Rev. Kim Burrell and help her repair her life that is in tatters, or face an organized boycott and public education campaign about your corporations infamous history of discrimination against many communities. We tolerated the blistering excesses and insults of the Obama years, but this era will end soon. We pray that God touches your heart to feel something for the Rev. Kim Burrell who has received countless death threats from people who watch the Ellen show or harbor anti-Christian hatred financed by big business. Perhaps, you might not feel anything for the sentiments of mere Christians, but you do care about your corporate bottom line, dividends, market share, and negative publicity. No one knows what to expect of the present market, but you can rest assured that you will face economic reprisals via boycotts if you do not cease and desist unconditional support of the Ellen Show or other anti-Christian entities. With God all things are possible.   Yours,   Christians for Rev. Kim Burrell (CKRM)

Dr. Randy Short
320 supporters