Carnival Horizon Named by Godmother Queen Latifah

Photo Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Horizon, the newest cruise ship from Carnival Cruise Line, celebrated the official naming ceremony by the ship’s Godmother, Queen Latifah.

Following the ceremony, Latifah squared off against Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott in Lip Sync Battle: Horizon modeled after the hit Paramount Network TV series and rolling out across the Carnival fleet.

Latifah rocked the house with her incredible interpretation of the Weather Girls classic “It’s Raining Men,” while Elliott had a chance to live out his rock star fantasies performing Whitesnake’s arena anthem “Here I Go Again,” all performed with back-up dancers from Carnival Horizon’s Playlist Productions to a packed house in the Liquid Lounge.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said:

“Carnival Horizon’s naming ceremony was one of our best yet, with Queen Latifah carrying out her duties as godmother then battling it out with Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott of my hometown Philadelphia Eagles in an entertaining Lip Sync Battle,”


“We were also delighted to showcase the wonderfully talented children from St. Jude whose artwork on the Dreamscape will be forever associated with this spectacular ship.”

Queen Latifah said:

“My time aboard Carnival Horizon was nothing short of incredible.  In addition to having the honor of serving as the ship’s godmother, meeting the amazing kids from St. Jude and their families and squaring off against Jake in an all-out Lip Sync Battle is certainly something I will always cherish.”

Carnival Horizon is the second Vista Class cruise ship from Carnival Cruise Line. The ship features SkyRide, suspended bike course, and IMAX Theater, Dr. Seuss themed WaterWorks splash park, Sky Course ropes course, an the exclusive Family Harbor Staterooms & Lounge and Havana style rooms with their own aft pool area.

Carnival Horizon will spend the Summer in New York City, sailing 4 night cruises to Bermuda and 8 night cruises to the Caribbean before repositioning to her home port of Miami in September.

For more details on Carnival Horizon, please visit the Carnival Cruise Line website.

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