May 30, 2018


On May 23rd, 2018, Carnival held its official naming ceremony for the all-new Carnival Horizon, in New York City. Grammy-award winning singer and godmother to the Horizon, Queen Latifah was present to bless and christen the ship, alongside Capt. Luigi De Angelis, who both poured a bottle of champagne over the ship’s inaugural bell.

After the ceremony and speeches, Queen Latifah took on American football star Jake Elliott in a surprise lip-sync battle, based on the hit-TV show. The crowd got an even bigger surprise however, when Carnival CEO, Arnold Donald and Carnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy also took to the stage, for a lip sync battle of their very own!

As Carnival’s port agents and ground handlers in New York, many members of the Intercruises North America team were there to welcome the guests for the day. Check out some of the teams photos below!

Well done to the team for helping to execute a successful, fun day!