Modeled on the new 133,500-ton Vista-class ship, the float rode along the five-mile parade route this morning and delighted the 700,000 crowd who, along with the float riders, played to a nine-piece Carnival band called "Uptown Funk" and "I & # 39; ve Got a Feeling "as well as the estimated 80 million television viewers who watch at home.
With the appropriate name "Come Sail Away", the colorful, very detailed 55-foot tall, ship-shaped floats contained flower-inspired reproductions of distinctive carnival features such as the iconic red and blue funnel, a water park and a fun Lido party, and the latest line attraction – the very first trampoline park at sea, in collaboration with Sky Zone with jumpers on a working trampoline built into the front part of the float.
The float also contained a replica of the Carnival AirShip that flew above your head, just like the hot air balloon that goes on tour for a month. California to promote the continuous expansion of Carnival Long beachas well as new cruise routes from San Diego and San Francisco.
Decorated with flowers, seeds and plants from more than 100 countries representing the world-wide range of Carnival co-workers, the flourishing masterpiece also has a BlueIguana and RedFrog of their naming waterholes, with divers on the water line blowing real bubbles like the float sailed the parade route.
The "Come Sail Away" float was a favorite during the week of media coverage that led to the parade. Dozens of broadcast segments were equipped with the trampoline of the float, the unique details of the cruise ship, the Rose Parade Queen baptized the ship in a naming ceremony with maritime themes & # 39; s and former Miss USA Deshauna Barber, who served in the US Army and the guest was on hovering in a greeting to members of the armed forces.
In combination with the West Coast debut of the Carnival AirShip, consumers can take part in a competition on www.carnival.com/choosefun for a chance of a free cruise and other prizes every week during the month of January. In addition, for anyone who takes a photo of the AirShip and puts them on social media with the hashtag #ChooseFun, Carnival will $ 2 donation to his long-term charity partner St. Jude Children & # 39; s Research Hospital® to a maximum donation of $ 20,000.
Designed by Carnival's own creative team and Fiesta Parade Floats, the construction of the maritime wonder began in mid-November and included ten designers who worked together for hundreds of hours to parade. Dozens of volunteers, including Carnival travel agents, have joined the designers to decorate the bob.
On January 2nd"Come Sail Away" will be watched closely by over 200,000 spectators attending the traditional post-parade viewing party in the center Pasadena while the Carnival AirShip also flies over the city.
"We are the number one cruise line on the West Coast and what better way to celebrate this distinction and the arrival of Carnival Panorama than with our very first Rose Parade that really captures the essence of what Choosing Fun on a Carnival cruise is all about," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Panorama is ready to debut with a special three-day cruise from Long beach on December 11, 2019followed by the launch of the seven-day Mexican Riviera service throughout the year December 14, 2019. The ship joins Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration to transport more than 600,000 guests annually from the West Coast – more than any other cruise ship.
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Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE / LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The world's most popular cruise company®" with 26 ships traveling from three to 24 days to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, CanadaNew England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama ™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020 and a still unknown ship in 2022.
SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line