Miss U.S.A. Deshauna Barber Named Godmother Of Carnival Vista

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Miss U.S.A. Deshauna Barber

Miss U.S.A. Deshauna Barber has been named godmother of Carnival Vista, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship. Barber made history earlier this year when she became the 1st woman serving in the U.S. military to win the title of Miss U.S.A..

Barber will officially name the massive 133,500 ton vessel during a shipboard ceremony that will be part of an overnight event that will also feature an invitation-only concert by Carrie Underwood. In addition to the concert, the festivities will include overnight accommodations, meals, activities and entertainment for hundreds of military families.

The concert and overnight gala event are the culmination of a year-long Carnival effort designed to raise funds for Operation Homefront to help the organization fulfill its mission of building strong, stable and secure military families.  

“Deshauna is the ideal candidate to serve as Carnival Vista’s godmother, embodying the spirit of commitment and sacrifice to those who protect our freedom each and every day,” said CCL President Christine Duffy. “Carnival is a longtime supporter of the military, carrying more active and retired Armed Forces personnel than any other cruise line, so it’s our honour and privilege to have Deshauna serve as the godmother to our newest and largest ship.”

“It is truly an honour to be named the godmother of Carnival Vista and I’m very excited to represent the U.S. military and be a part of the ship’s official naming ceremony next month,” said Barber. “I love that Carnival carries more families, including military families, than any other cruise line and I’m looking forward to checking out all of the ship’s many innovative features when I’m on board next month.”

Currently sailing its inaugural season in Europe, Carnival Vista will reposition to the U.S. in November operating a pair of 11 day sailings from NYC before launching year round 6 and 8 day Caribbean service from MIA.

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