Onboard With You

Carnival is introducing a new monthly series of training podcasts for you highlighting the latest onboard product developments and trends including new children's program features, Carnival LIVE concert updates and more. Hosted by Mike Julius, Vice President of US Field Sales, each 10-minute "Mike's Mic" podcast will feature interviews with various Carnival product experts and onboard staff. Along with product features and guest reactions, Mike and his guests will give tips on how best you can market and sale these offerings to your guests.


Title Description Date Duration
Insight To Social Media Tips & Strategies Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of Field Sales North America discuss Social Media marketing tips and strategies with Marilisa Desimone, Business Development Director, International Sales and Drew Santiago, Business Development Director. You will learn how to make it easier for your clients and potential clients to find you and connect with you. Mike and team provide tips to increase your social media presence that will give you a pool of leads to increase your overall sales and make you have more friends! 5/9/2017 00:20:00
Family Cruising, an interview with master Ethan McGovern Family Cruising is the foundation of Carnival Cruise Line, and we’ve dedicated this podcast to young cruisers and families. Mike recently met Master Ethan McGovern, a young cruiser onboard Carnival Vista, who was vacationing with his parents, sister, grandmother, and uncle. They represented the perfect multi-generational family enjoying a Carnival cruise. We invite you to listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of North American Field Sales interviews Ethan on his unforgettable cruise. 4/17/2017 00:12:00
Carnival's 'Comfort Matters' program Carnival’s 'Comfort Matters' program is intended to provide a more personalized level of stateroom service and comfort that allows our guests to select the onboard housekeeping services they’d prefer most during their stay on board. Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of Field Sales North America Sales and Stefan Christoffersson, Vice President of Housekeeping Laundry & Vessel Sanitation Program, discuss all aspects of this housekeeping program and the positive feedback we are receiving from guests. 4/3/2017 00:12:00
An interview with Ann Chamberlin, V.P. Membership & Strategic Partnerships, ASTA: American Society of Travel Agents Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of US Field Sales and Ann Chamberlin, Senior Vice President Membership & Strategic Partnerships, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and President, National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), Explains the mission and the value and benefits travel agents will gain as a member of these two associations. 3/17/2017 00:16:00
Carnival’s First-Ever Visits to the Historic Cuban Capital It’s all about Cuba! Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of US Field Sales and Terry Thornton, Senior Vice President, Port Operations, discuss the rare and exciting opportunity to cruise to Cuba, a fascinating and previously off-limits destination. This podcast contains lots of must-know information to help you sell Carnival Paradise calling Havana to your clients 2/28/2017 00:21:00
Best Cruise Vacation Starts on Embarkation Day Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of US Field Sales and Vicky Rey, Vice President of Guest Care and Port Services, discuss Carnival’s strategies to streamline the embarkation process and enhance your client’s boarding experience. They also discuss the efforts we’ve taken to bring the finest cruising experience to your clients, especially those with disabilities and special requirements. Loads of good information! 2/14/2017 00:09:00
Travel Agents Rock Sweepstakes At Carnival, we know Travel Agents Rock! In fact, we think you rock so much that we’re giving you the opportunity to win a $5,000 cash prize and much more prizes along the way. Hurry up and listen to Mike Julius, VP, US Field Sales and Kirk Neal, RVP, US and Caribbean Sales, explain how to enter this awesome sweepstakes, so you have a chance to win the ultimate price! 1/9/2017 00:09:00
2016 Carnival cruise line in review Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President of US Field Sales and Adolfo Perez, Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing, reflect on all the achievements from 2016 and shed some light on upcoming news & programs that await you in 2017. You do not want to miss this year in review; we couldn’t have been successful without our travel partner’s support, so thank you! 12/14/2016 00:20:00
Carnival Vista’s Lounges and Bars plus our CHEERS! Program Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President, U.S. Field Sales and Eddie Allen, VP Beverage Operations bring you to the latest news about Carnival Vista’s lounges and bars and give you a complete overview of our CHEERS! beverage program. You’ll learn the story of how the program came to be, and how your clients can take advantage of it. Best of all, you’ll learn how to use this program as part of in your marketing to sell more Carnival! 11/10/2016 00:15:00
Carnival Vista Family Experience Want to know what life aboard the Carnival Vista is really like? Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President, U.S. Field Sales speaks with Justin French, Managing Director, Canada and International Sales about his family and friends’ recent Mediterranean cruise. 9/28/2016 00:16:00
Adolfo's Cruise To Cuba Listen in to Mike Julius, Vice President, U.S. Field Sales interview Adolfo Perez, VP Sales & Trade Marketing about his first cruise onboard Fathom’s Adonia to Cuba, the land his parents grew up in. 9/1/2016 00:19:00
Cruise To Cuba Fathom offers a truly historic opportunity for travel to Cuba: a chance to help build new bridges into a rich and vibrant culture that, until now, most U.S. travelers have only seen in photographs. Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President - U.S. Field Sales and Ron Fenska, Fathom Vice President of Sales, explore what’s included in your client’s cruise to Cuba from cultural exchange, music, architecture and many more. 8/3/2016 00:19:00
Onboard Entertainment Do you want to learn the latest innovations and programs about Carnival’s onboard entertainment? Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President - U.S. Field Sales and Christopher Nelson, Director, Entertainment Operations bring you the latest news, so you can be informed and let your clients know about all the fun aboard. 5/19/2016 00:18:00
Cozumel Plus Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President - U.S. Field Sales, Amilcar (Mico) Cascais, Vice President, Tour Operations, and Erika Tache, Director, Product Development, Tour Operations discuss the latest shore excursions and tour programs marking the introduction of Cozumel Plus, a program designed to encompass our commitment and expertise in the Yucatan region, as well as the introduction of new and exclusive experiences for our guests. 4/18/2016 00:13:00
Carnival Service Values Our vision is to constantly deliver FUN, memorable vacations at a great value, and we achieve this by practicing our Carnival Service Values. Listen to Mike Julius, Vice President of U.S. Field Sales talk with JC Trueba, Vice President of Carnival Service Values & Learning about Carnival’s Service Value program and how it positively impacts your clients’ onboard experience. 3/16/2016 00:22:00
Fly2Fun Program Fly2Fun is a new air program that is designed to provide your clients with maximum value, choice, and convenience when making their air arrangements in conjunction with their cruise. Listen in as Mike Julius, Vice President - US Field Sales, and Noel Hernandez, Director, Business Technology and Strategic Initiatives, TRAVEL OPERATIONS, discuss Our new Fly2Fun program that is a convenient tool that saves your clients valuable time when booking their flights while offering attractive features like the Flight Protection Program. 12/16/2015 00:12:46
Fathom (Impact+Travel) Fathom is a new kind of cruise that combines your love of travel with your desire to make a difference. Fathom is a new brand in the Carnival Corp family, so listen in as Tara Russell, President of Fathom & Global Impact Lead, talks to our own Mike Julius, Senior Managing Director, US Trade Sales, about who is the right guest for Fathom, where Fathom will be going, what social impact means, what guests can expect at the destinations and how guests will impact the destination . 10/26/2015 00:20:00
Promotions Effective Tips Variety of promotions designed for ultimate price savings and increase in sales. Listen in as Mike Julius, Senior Managing Director, US Trade Sales, and Alicia Steuart, Senior Director, Home Based Partnerships, discuss how to have successful sale results from our weekly promotions and specials, thus increasing your bottom line profit. 10/9/2015 00:13:52
Shore Excursions More than 260 Shore Excursions, Including New "Select Experiences", available fleet wide. Listen in as Mike Julius, Senior Managing Director, US Trade Sales, and Amilcar (Mico) Cascais, Tour Operations Vice President, reveal the latest updates on Carnival's Shore Excursion products and all the efforts done to deliver the best shore excursion experiences to all your clients. 7/18/2015 00:12:47
All Things Casino Carnival Cruise Line announced new ship deployments taking effect in 2016 resulting in exciting new product offerings and itineraries. Listen in as Mike Julius and Terry Thornton, SVP, Fleet Deployment & Port Operations discuss the key highlights of these deployments featuring our newest member of our fleet, Carnival Vista, our special sailings such as Carnival Journeys and more Fun Ship 2.0 enhanced ships in new ports. 7/16/2015 00:13:30
Carnival Great Vacation Guarantee Best Vacation Guarantee that you will never use. Listen in as Mike Julius and Kirk Neal, VP, U.S. and Caribbean, World Wide Sales, discuss our Great Vacation Guarantee that will absolutely close your sale of Carnival products with 110% confidence and with no hassle to your clients. 6/22/2015 00:11:47
Wifi Onboard & Carnival Hub App A decent Internet connection is becoming a more important part of in today's customer good vacation experience. Listen in as Mike Julius and Gabriela Gonzalez, VP, Guest Technology and Photo discuss the efforts Carnival Cruise Line is for taken to make guests onboard online experience a joyful one. Gabriela will also talk about Carnival Hub App. The latest communication technology that will keep our guests in synch with all the event happening and offer a chat tool to keep onboard, family & friends connected and many more. 5/29/2015 00:12:51
2016 - 2017 Fleet Deployment Carnival Cruise Line announced new ship deployments taking effect in 2016 resulting in exciting new product offerings and itineraries. Listen in as Mike Julius and Terry Thornton, SVP, Fleet Deployment & Port Operations discuss the key highlights of these deployments featuring our newest member of our fleet, Carnival Vista, our special sailings such as Carnival Journeys and more Fun Ship 2.0 enhanced ships in new ports. 5/14/2015 00:21:12
GIFFT Wine Collection Program Recently, Kathie Lee Gifford, former spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Lines introduced her GIFFT Collection of wines fleet wide. Listen in as Mike Julius and Eddie Allen, VP Beverage Operations discuss the GIFFT wine program, the various types of GIFFT wine, the story of how the program came to be, and where your clients can find this product onboard. Best of all, you will learn how to use this program in your marketing to sell more Carnival! 4/30/2015 00:9:14
Carnival Journeys Listen in as Mike Julius, Sr. Managing Director North American Sales, talk to Kirk Neal, Vice President of Sales, U.S. & Caribbean- Worldwide Sales, about our new Carnival Journeys program. Carnival Journeys is a limited series of special sailings that's made to amaze, starting with great destinations like Bermuda, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Featuring longer itineraries and new exotic locations, these sailings will help you market to both new and existing clients who are looking for something new and different yet familiar. With these sailings you should reach more clients generating more sales and, with longer sailings, increase your earnings per sailing. 4/14/2015 00:14:25
Vista Europe Itineraries Listen in as Mike Julius, Sr. Managing Director North American Sales, talks with Terry Thornton, SVP, Fleet Deployment & Port Operations about itinerary strategies, and the work that goes behind the scenes to implement them. Also the topic will focus on Carnival Vista European itineraries and the plans to always keep presents in Europe. 2/23/2015 00:15:30
Selling Groups Listen in as Mike Julius, Sr. Managing Director North American Sales, talks Selling Groups business with Damian Fernandez, Director of Charters, Meetings, and Incentive. You will learn the key selling points, tools, and tips on many ways to build your Group business. 2/10/2015 00:10:47
CARNIVAL LIVE Listen in as Mike Julius chats with Bernard Dillon, Carnival Live director about our very successful program only one year in the making, Carnival Live. Bernard fills us in on our Music Concert Series that brings fans together with their famous bands onboard selected ships and sailings. When your clients choose a Carnival LIVE cruise, they will not only enjoy an unforgettable concert along with everything a Carnival cruise has to offer, but they will enjoy it all with fellow fans of their favorite bands for an unbeatable price and experience. 12/11/2014 00:15:3
Adult Fun Listen in as Mike Julius discusses our onboard adult Fun activities. Mike is joined by Brent Mitchell, Entertainment Director on the Carnival Breeze. Brent fills us in on all the Adult Fun activities on board our ships. We know you will enjoy the lively conversation between Mike and Brent as they discuss key features of these onboard offerings and how you can best used them as you market our Carnival cruises. 11/24/2014 00:14:3
Family Fun and Hasbro Games Listen in as Mike Julius, Sr. Managing Director North American Sales, talks fun and games with George Roberts, Cruise Director on the Carnival Pride. Our FunShips have lots to offer for families looking to spend time together and our new live-action Hasbro Games is just one example. Enjoy the lively conversation between to these two men who know all there is to do onboard our Carnival Ships. You will learn the key selling points of our onboard products and specifically how to market to you family-oriented guests. 11/11/2014 00:16:00
Cigar City Brewing : Listen in as Mike Julius discusses our adult beverage options onboard our Carnival Ships. Mike discusses the new focus on these items with Eddie Allen, VP Beverage Operations and special guest, Phil Palmisano from Cigar City Brewing. You will learn about Cigar City beer, why this is a good match for your guest onboard and how to use this new product in your marketing efforts. 10/27/2014 00:16:30
Kid's Prgrams Podcast Mike's Mic - Kid's Prgrams with special Guest: Cruise Diorector, Butch Begovich Carnival is introducing a new bi-weekly series of training podcasts for you, our travel agents, highlighting latest onboard product developments and trends including highlights from the line's FunShip 2.0 initiative, new children's program features, Carnival LIVE concert updates and more. Hosted by Mike Julius, senior managing director of U.S. Trade Sales, each 10-minute "Mike's Mic" podcast will feature interviews with various Carnival product experts and onboard staff. Along with product features and guest reactions, Mike and his guest will give tips on how best you can market and sale these offerings to your guests. 10/10/2014 00:13:34