CruisesOnly Announces First-Ever "Improv School" Sailing

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Exclusive Thanksgiving event aboard Carnival Valor with workshops & shows by the National Comedy Theatre.

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CruisesOnly, America's largest cruise agency and part of World Travel Holdings (WTH), announced today that it has partnered with Carnival Cruise Lines and the National Comedy Theatre to offer an exclusive "Improv School" comedy sailing over the Thanksgiving 2007 holiday. Departing from Miami on November 18, the special seven-night Caribbean cruise is the first event of its kind and will feature family workshops, an amateur show, and professional performances aboard the Carnival Valor.

This event at sea will be the first in a series of themed sailings offered by CruisesOnly. The company is creating these one-of-a-kind cruises in order to provide its loyal base of customers with unique and exciting vacation experiences. For the exclusive comedy sailing, the Carnival Valor will be given the stage name The Laugh Boat by CruisesOnly guests and the instructors onboard from the National Comedy Theatre, one of the leading improvisational companies in the country. Four 90-minute workshops will be held for guests ages 10-100 (you're never too old to have fun), where no experience will be necessary to participate. Guests also will perform in The Laugh Boat Amateur Night and enjoy a private, exclusive show by the pros.

"For the most fun-filled, unforgettable, and hassle-free Thanksgiving, there's no better place to gather with friends and family than a Carnival 'Fun Ship' in the Caribbean -- and nobody will have to cook or do the dishes! Plus, on this special sailing only, they can let loose and laugh together with top-notch workshops and performances by the National Comedy Theatre," says Stuart Cohen, Vice President of Group Travel at CruisesOnly.

Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and form improv teams at a private "welcome aboard" party. After learning the tricks of the trade and techniques as seen on television shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", guests will use their new skills in the amateur show onboard. On Saturday night, guests will attend the Improv at Sea Graduation Reception immediately following the National Comedy Theatre's private improv performance by the instructors, who have performed for more than two decades throughout America and across the globe.

"Hey, if you bomb onstage, it's not like you're stuck on a ship with the audience for a whole week…oh, wait…" says Gary Kramer, Big Cheese at National Comedy Theatre.

Consumers can only make reservations for the exclusive improv comedy cruise aboard the Carnival Valor through CruisesOnly by calling 1-800-BIG-SHIP. Prices begin at $679 per person for an interior stateroom, $799 per person for an oceanview stateroom, and $979 for a private balcony stateroom, and include cruise fare, taxes and fees, and travel insurance. With a convenient weekend departure, the Carnival Valor sails roundtrip from Miami November 18-25, 2007. This seven-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary features visits to Nassau in the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. All Laugh Boat shipboard activities are private for CruisesOnly improv comedy cruise passengers.

Aboard the Carnival Valor, guests can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in one of seven restaurants and unwind in one of 22 bars and lounges. Beyond traditional turkey, guests will find everything from fresh seafood and steaks to international buffets. The superliner also features a full-service casino, pampering spa and fitness center, three swimming pools, a waterslide, whirlpools, dance clubs, Vegas-style theater, Camp Carnival® for kids, a teen disco and arcade, live music, an Internet café, boutiques, daily activities, and much more. All meals, accommodations, plenty of activities onboard, transportation to multiple vacation destinations, improv workshops and performances, a private welcome cocktail reception, and a farewell cocktail party are included in one price. For more information about the "Improv School" cruise, visit . For more information about the National Comedy Theatre, visit

About CruisesOnly
America's Largest Cruise Agency offers huge savings on brand-name cruises. For more than two decades CruisesOnly has offered its customers the very best in value and service, carefully matching each customer with his or her ideal cruise vacation. The award-winning website features an extensive selection of sailings aboard the world's best cruise lines, with in-depth information about each ship as well as customer and expert reviews. Users can easily compare prices for interior, oceanview, balcony, and suite accommodations at a glance. Booking is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week online and by telephone with experienced cruise agents. CruisesOnly offers customers both a Best Price Guarantee and a Satisfaction Guarantee on every booking. For more information, visit

About WTH
With more than two decades of experience selling direct to consumers, World Travel Holdings (WTH) is a global leader in the travel industry. WTH's business model consists of its own well-recognized brands - CruisesOnly, CruiseOne, Cruises Inc., Vacation Outlet,, Cruise411, Villas of Distinction, Trips of Distinction, Island Hideaways, Creative Leisure, and as well as a wide array of private-label partner brands. Forbes listed WTH's cruise website as "Best of the Web" three years in a row and it is the only cruise site named to Travel + Leisure magazine's Top 35 Travel Websites. WTH's vast portfolio of partner brands includes BJ's Vacations, Cruises, Travel, Cruises, American Airlines Cruises, Cruises, JetBlue Cruises, US Airways Cruises, and many others. For more information on WTH or its subsidiary brands, visit

For more information, contact Stuart Cohen, Vice President of Group Travel for CruisesOnly/WTH at 617-587-6334.


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