Musician, actress and entrepreneur Queen Latifah has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.
Latifah will participate in the ship’s official naming ceremony that will be held during an invitation-only overnight gala onboard Carnival Horizon in New York City on 23MAY. The event will also recognize long-time Carnival partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a cheque presentation from funds raised via various activities and events, both onboard and ashore, leading up to the christening.
“With her fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude, Queen Latifah embodies our brand and knows how to ‘Choose Fun’ in everything she does,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“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 23, honoring the special children of St. Jude – a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” said Latifah.
Following the event, Carnival Horizon begins her summer schedule from New York that runs through September, followed by the launch of year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami later that month.
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