Follows in the
Footsteps of Her Mother, Madeleine Arison, Godmother of Carnival Triumph
(March 28, 2019) – As Carnival
Sunrise makes her debut following her $200 million
transformation, Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Kelly Arison,
daughter of Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine,
will serve as godmother for the ship at an invitation-only ceremony in New York
on May 23.
what is sure to be a touching moment, Kelly will step into the godmother role
previously held by her mother when the ship first entered service as Carnival
Triumph, in 1999. In an added stroke of family ties, Kelly's grandmother Lin
Arison served as godmother to Carnival Sunrise's sister ship, Carnival
Sunshine, in 2013.
Sunrise's naming ceremony will take place aboard the ship at the Manhattan
Cruise Passenger Terminal and will serve as a platform to heighten awareness of
the work of the Ehlers-Danlos
Society, an organization dedicated to serving those with joint
hypermobility spectrum disorders,
of which Kelly is a strong advocate. Carnival will be making a donation
to the Ehlers-Danlos Society during the ceremony.
is truly an honor to carry on my family's cherished tradition and join the
esteemed women who have so admirably carried out their role as a Carnival
godmother over the years," said Kelly. "This ceremony will not only serve
as an exciting and memorable way to officially introduce the spectacular
Carnival Sunrise to the Carnival fleet but also raise awareness of an
organization very near and dear to my heart, the Ehlers-Danlos Society."
Cruise Line is proud and delighted that Kelly will serve in this role as she
officially names Carnival Sunrise," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival
Cruise Line. "And given the family ties to this ship in particular, we are
planning to include some special guests that mean a lot to the Arison family
and have played an important part in the history of Carnival Cruise Line."
Sunrise's inaugural season includes four- to 14-day voyages from Norfolk, Va.,
and New York to Bermuda, Canada and the Caribbean through September. The
ship will then reposition to Fort Lauderdale for a winter season of Caribbean
and Bahamian voyages beginning in October 2019 before heading back to New York
in spring 2020.
sailing aboard Carnival Sunrise will enjoy a wide range of entertainment
options, along with open-air attractions like a new WaterWorks aqua park and
SportSquare featuring a suspended ropes course. New dining offerings include
Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse developed in tandem with Food
Network star Guy Fieri, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant
and the Caribbean-themed Red Frog Pub.
of the ship's staterooms have been updated with
island-inspired interiors featuring bright colors and soothing pastels inspired
by the line's Caribbean itineraries, along with new choices such as
luxurious Captain's Suites adjacent to the navigational bridge offering
floor-to-ceiling windows and extended balcony grand suites.
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Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating
three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the
Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new
ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in
2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.