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Carnival Sunshine Christened in New Orleans

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Lin Arison, center, wife of the late Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines, is flanked by Sunshine Captain Giuseppe Giusa, left, and Gerry Cahill, Carnival Cruise Lines' president and CEO, after she presided over naming ceremonies of the Carnival Sunshine Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in New Orleans, La. (Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines)

Carnival Sunshine Captain, godmother Lin Arison and Carnival Cruise Lines ceo Gerry Cahill. (Photo by Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Lines)

At a dockside ceremony following a win of the New Orleans Saints, godmother Lin Arison christened Carnival Sunshine in the Liquid Lounge on Sunday night aboard the cruise ship in New Orleans. Philanthropist Lin Arison is the widow of the Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines, who previously served as the godmother to Carnival Destiny, the worlds largest cruise ship in 1996.

During the ceremony, Carnival made a donation of $25,000 each to YoungArts and the New World Symphony, both of which are organizations founded by Ted and Lin Arison and dedicated to supporting young artists.

Carnival Sunshine, previously Carnival Destiny, rolled out this summer after an extensive $155-million drydock and is now in her homeport of New Orleans.

Carnival Sunshine offers all the branded Fun Ship 2.0 like:

  • Alchemy Bar
  • Red Frog Rum Bar
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • Playlist Productions
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • Punch Liner Comedy Club
  • And more

Following today’s six-day voyage, the ship will operate a series of seven-day cruises to popular Caribbean destinations through April. Three different week-long itineraries will be offered from New Orleans – an exotic western Caribbean route featuring Belize; Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), and Cozumel; a Bahamas/Florida schedule to Key West, Freeport and Nassau; and western Caribbean departures to Montego Bay; Grand Cayman; and Cozumel.

Hear our broadcast aboard Carnival Sunshine this summer here.

Find out more about Carnival Sunshine here.

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