Modeled after the New,
California-Based Carnival Panorama, the Line's First-Ever Parade Float Named by
Rose Queen Louise Siskel in Fun-Filled Ceremony
MIAMI (Dec. 28, 2018) – Carnival Cruise
Line tapped royalty to christen its newest vessel earlier today as the queen of
the 2019 Rose Parade officially named the cruise line's first-ever Rose Parade
float in a naming ceremony near the Pasadena, Calif., parade route.
Following time-honored maritime tradition
designed to bring good luck to ships – whether they're the floating or floral
variety – Rose Queen Louise Siskel smashed a confetti-filled bottle across the
"bow" of the colorful ship-shaped float, officially naming the float "Come Sail
After the event, guests also had the
opportunity to help decorate the float and put on the finishing touches to
bring the floral masterpiece to life.
The float, which will make its debut in
front of more than 700,000 onlookers along the parade route and an estimated 80
million television viewers as it cruises down the five-mile parade route on
Tuesday, Jan. 1, is a detailed replica of Carnival's first new ship on the West
Coast in 20 years, Carnival
Panorama, scheduled to enter service in December 2019.
Comprised of tens of thousands of flower
petals from more than 100 countries representing Carnival's diverse team of
employees, the float showcases several of the line's signature design features
including the iconic red and blue funnel, water park and Lido Deck party. The
float will also include a new feature debuting on Carnival Panorama, Sky Zone, the
first trampoline park at sea, with a working trampoline and jumpers in the
front of the float. Additionally, the float will salute the brave members of
the Armed Forces with a special appearance by former Miss USA and Carnival
Vista Godmother Deshauna Barber.
Carnival Panorama is set to debut Dec. 11
with a special three-day cruise
from Long Beach followed by the launch of year-round seven-day
Riviera sailings beginning Dec. 14, 2019.
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About Carnival Cruise
Carnival 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™ set to debut in 2019, Mardi Gras
in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.