Carnival Cruise Line celebrated the christening of their latest ship, Carnival Celebration, in Miami final evening. The cruise ship is launching year-round service from Miami as we speak.
“This naming ceremony of our new flagship Carnival Celebration is the right fruits of our fiftieth birthday as this spectacular ship honors our previous and signifies the enjoyable and progress forward,” stated Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival Celebration builds on the success of our unimaginable Mardi Gras and the numerous improvements we launched with our Excel-class, together with a top-deck curler coaster, and presents distinctive options all her personal that give visitors a very unimaginable new cruise expertise to have enjoyable and make reminiscences.”
Duffy spoke earlier than an viewers gathered for the ceremony within the ship’s three-deck-high atrium, Celebration Central. Carnival Celebration Godmother Cassidy Gifford christened the ship, with a standard breaking of a champagne bottle, alongside Capt. Vincenzo Alcaras. Gifford was additionally joined by her mom, Kathie Lee Gifford, who served as godmother of Carnival Celebration’s namesake, M/S Celebration, which was equally christened in 1987.
Together with an impromptu efficiency by Kathie Lee, who sang the memorable tune to the now-legendary commercials that helped to popularize the Carnival model within the Eighties, attendees have been additionally handled to a preview of Carnival Celebration’s spectacular leisure programming, together with an aerialist efficiency.
A live performance by Kool & The Gang capped off the evening, which included their dance basic, “Have a good time!” As well as, the occasion was broadcast on-line so Carnival followers may share within the festivities from wherever.
Carnival Celebration accommodates greater than 5,200 visitors and options greater than 20 eating venues, and a dozen bars and lounges throughout six distinctive zones. The ship’s Miami-themed zone, 820 Biscayne, is known as after Carnival’s first headquarters handle and is designed as a tribute to Miami’s cultural vibe and its eating and beverage choices.
Carnival Celebration can also be the second ship within the Carnival fleet, and the primary to homeport in Miami, with a Liquefied Pure Fuel (LNG) propulsion system, which is a part of Carnival Company’s pioneering inexperienced cruising platform.