MIAMI, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line – which carries more active and retired military personnel than any other cruise operator – last night partnered with Operation Homefront to honor the brave men and women of the Armed Forces to host "Humor for Heroes" at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego featuring stand-up comedy performances, BBQ, fun activities and more.
Featured comedians included "Workaholics" star Adam Devine, who last year performed several shows overseas for the USO, as well as two comedians from Carnival's Punchliner Comedy Clubs, keeping the crowd of 500 service members and families laughing throughout the show.
"Honoring the military and thanking them for all they do for our country is something that's very important to me," said Devine. "It was a great experience performing at Naval Base Point Loma and giving back to those who protect our freedoms each and every day."
In recognition of its long standing partnership with Operation Homefront, Carnival Cruise Line donated $25,000 to help the organization fulfill its mission of building strong, stable and secure military families.
"As the cruise line that sails more military members than any other line and hosts a military appreciation reception each cruise, we are always looking for ways to honor the sacrifices these brave men and women make for our country and the Humor for Heroes event is one more way that we show our appreciation to our troops," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "Having the privilege of recently participating in the 88th annual Joint Civilian Orientation Conference hosted by the Secretary of Defense gave me an even deeper appreciation for the many sacrifices and challenges our Armed Forces face each and every day."
Added Carnival Corporation's Chief Maritime Officer Vice Admiral (ret.) William Burke, "Providing the troops and their families with an amazing comedy performance, as well as a barbecue with fun activities similar to those enjoyed by our guests on Carnival cruise, we hope they will know how grateful we – and our country – are for their service to our country."
"We are deeply grateful for Carnival Cruise Line's many years of incredible support," said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. "Their entire team shares our unwavering commitment to serving our military families and their Humor for Heroes event sends a clear message of appreciation for all this very special group of our fellow citizens does to serve all of us."
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About Carnival Cruise Line
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, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – the 133,500-ton Carnival Panorama set to debut in 2019 and two as-yet-unnamed 180,000-ton ships in 2020 and 2022.
About Operation Homefront
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America's military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.
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