Bid on Exclusive Carnival Jubilee-Themed Boots for Charity

Carnival-inspired cowboy boots.

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Possibly, the ultimate Carnival Jubilee memorabilia is up for auction. On February 1, Carnival Cruise Line announced that it was selling a pair of specially commissioned boots to the highest bidder.

A group of people posing for a photo at a carnival.

The proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront, a nonprofit supporting military families.

The one-of-a-kind footwear will be fashioned after the ones that Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy wore when she officially welcomed Carnival Jubilee’s first guests aboard in December last year. Made in Carnival Jubilee’s characteristic red, blue, and white colors, the custom boots were designed by Petu Kummala and handmade by the Parker Boot Company in Houston.

Once made, they will be the only two pairs of their kind. The original pair worn by Duffy will be a permanent exhibit on Carnival Jubilee. The second pair will be auctioned online for three weeks.

Valued at over $8,000, the cruise line will reward the lucky bidder with a free 7-day cruise in a balcony stateroom on Carnival Jubilee if the winning bid is over $10,000. 

Carnival-inspired cowboy boots.
Boots for auction. (Photo via Carnival)

All the proceeds will be donated to Operation Homefront, a long-time partner and beneficiary of Carnival. By participating in the auction, bidders can help support the organization and its efforts to build strong, stable, secure military families.

In the video announcing the auction, Duffy said, “I’m prepared to turn these one-of-a-kind boots into two-of-a-kind, and in the process, help and support our friends at Operation Homefront to do their great work—supporting our military families. We’re so proud to sail more veterans and military personnel than any other cruise line, and we are proud of our guests who are always so generous in supporting our causes.”

Interested parties can submit their bids to [email protected] or at the website set up for the auction.

The cruise line will post daily updates before announcing the winner during Carnival Jubilee’s naming ceremony on February 24.

As of Friday afternoon, the highest bidder was $10,000.

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