This convention marks the 30th anniversary of the giant business-to-business cruise gala.
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Looking at recent cruise news and notes from the past week . . .
Norwegian Cruise Line announced last week that it has put together a deal to add Carlo's Bake Shop items to its entire fleet. The sweet treats made famous on the TLC cable TV reality show "Cake Boss" first were made available on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. Next up, the goodies will be available on Epic and eventually all the ships in the next few months.
Carnival Cruise Lines is gambling that Isle of Capri casinos patrons will try their luck at a program the companies are collaborating on. Customers at Isle of Capri's regional casinos, in 15 localities in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Iowa, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, will be eligible for free cruises, special rates on cruises and other promotions based on their level of casino play.
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