Carnival Cruise Line has just announced Queen Latifah as the godmother of new ship, Carnival Horizon.
The Grammy award-winning musician, actress and author will front the ship’s official naming ceremony on May 23rd this year.
This will be during an invitation-only, overnight gala onboard Carnival Horizon in New York.
President of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, hailed Latifah’s “fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude” when announcing the line’s decision to name her as godmother to Horizon.
Latifah was the first hip-hop artist to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; she spoke out on the cruise line’s decision to choose her to honour the ship:
“Carnival is an iconic American brand and it’s an honour to be named godmother of Carnival Horizon and take part in the event on May 23rd.”
Carnival’s charity partner St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, is intended to be recognised in the ceremony.
Other godmothers of Carnival’s ships include:
Dame Judi Dench, award winning actress- Carnival Legend
Myleene Klass, singer and pianist- Carnival Splendor
Mary Frank, visual artist- Carnival Victory
Dr. Sally Ride, first American woman in space- Carnival Glory
Mira Sorvino, Golden Globe-winning actress- Carnival Liberty
Carnival announced the official beginning of construction of Horizon, the 26th ship in the fleet, in January 2017.
It will offer signature Carnival features along with firsts-at-sea like:
-Skyride, an extraordinary peddled roller coaster bike ride
-The biggest SportsSquare sport complex
-Havana cabins complex with pool, lounge and individual bar, and Family Harbor staterooms too
Carnival Horizon is due to be delivered March 28th 2018 and will carry 3,960 passengers and 1,450 onboard crew at 133,500 tonnes.
What do you think of the Carnival news? Do you think Queen Latifah is a good fit for Horizon’s godmother? Will you be sailing with Carnival’s next ship? Leave us your comments!
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