Carnival is kicking off the new year with a contest awarding a free cruise for two aboard the new Carnival Vista complete with free airfare as part of the new “Mike’s Mic Podcast Giveaway” which starts today and runs through February 28, 2015.

When listening to the new series of podcasts featuring Carnival’s Senior Managing Director of Trade Sales Mike Julius, agents will automatically be entered to win the grand prize – a free cruise for two in balcony accommodations aboard Carnival Vista originating from a North American homeport, including round-trip airfare.

“We told travel agents in 2014 that we would be featuring exciting giveaways and earning opportunities every month this year and we’re kicking things off with this fantastic new giveaway,” said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The ‘Mike’s Mic Podcast Giveaway’ features a unique opportunity for the winner to experience the new Carnival Vista in balcony accommodations for two complete with airfare – it’s a great way for a lucky winner to increase their sales knowledge of the newest ship in our fleet.”

To enter the giveaway, travel agents who simply listen to a “Mike’s Mic” podcast while logged in to Carnival Passport will be automatically entered into the contest. Agents are entered one time per podcast. Winners will be announced on or around March 13, 2015.

“Mike’s Mic” bi-weekly podcasts for travel agents highlight the line’s latest on-board product innovations and developments, including everything from new children’s programming and entertainment to dining enhancements and itinerary trends.  Each 10-minute podcast features interviews with a variety of Carnival product experts and resides on GoCCL.com, the line’s travel agent Internet portal.