As an evolution from sister-ship Carnival Vista, the atrium sculpture will display the artwork of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients.
“As the hospital’s Official Celebration Partner, we couldn’t be happier to showcase these amazing creations designed by the talented St. Jude patients on our newest ship,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“We are always looking to bring to life our partnerships in a way that also gives back. We do that on each cruise with Groove for St. Jude and we did it on Carnival Vista with Brownie Buoy, a specially designed flavor with proceeds benefiting the hospital. This is just another way to recognize the work St. Jude’s does for the families and patients they serve.”
The centerpiece technology is developed by Techno Media, will stretch three decks in height and is comprised of 24 feet of over 2,000 flexible LED tiles.
The funnel-shaped conical screen will dazzle guests with 33 designs and the rotating imagery is specifically programmed according to the time of day, port or occasion.
The St. Jude artists were asked to convey their personalities through bright bold colors, and to fit the “Fun Ship”; the originals will compliment over 100 other graphics on rotation during the day and night.
“Featuring the inspirational artwork of St. Jude patients in the Carnival Horizon atrium is an extraordinary example of how Carnival Cruise Line continues to find creative ways to raise awareness of our mission to find cures and save the lives of children,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Carnival has been a dedicated and deeply engaged partner of St. Jude for the past seven years– providing exciting and memorable experiences for patients and raising significant funds critical to advance the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We are truly grateful for their longstanding support.”
Since becoming a collaborator, Carnival has raised over $13 million for St. Jude via onboard and shoreside activities along with other cruise lines that have done similar.
Carnival Horizon will launch in Europe during spring 2018 and embark on its 13-day Mediterranean maiden voyage on April 2nd 2018, from Barcelona before another three departures from the Spanish port. It will then cross the Atlantic with a 14-day cruise to New York on May 9th 2018.
After a summer of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean sailings from New York, the ship will settle in at its year-round homeport of Miami, Florida. From there, it will regularly embark on six and eight-day Caribbean voyages starting on September 22nd 2018, following a special two-day sailing to Nassau on September 20th.
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