Carnival Announces “Royal” Godmother of Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah godmother of Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah will be Godmother of Carnival Horizon

With Queen Latifah on hand as godmother of Carnival Horizon, the naming ceremony for the new Carnival Horizon looks to be quite the New York City event this May.

The 48-yr old star of stage, screen, television and recordings, Queen Latifah will participate in the ship’s official naming ceremony. Following the naming ceremony, there will be a special “Lip Sync Battle: Horizon” showcase, Carnival’s shipboard reproduction of the hit Paramount Network series. The event will be held during an invitation-only overnight gala onboard Carnival Horizon in New York City on May 23, 2018.

Currently starring in the FOX series “STAR,” Latifah is an incredible talent earning an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Chicago. She also received an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe win and a SAG Award win for performances in both “Life Support” and “Bessie,” an HBO biopic on the legendary jazz artist Bessie Smith as well as accolades for her performance as the title character in NBC’s The Wiz Live!

The first hip-hop artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah garnered six Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance.

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”Carnival is an iconic American brand and it’s an honor to be named godmother of Carnival Horizon and take part in the event on May 23, honoring the special children of St. Jude – a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” said Latifah.

At the May 23 gala, Carnival will present a check to long-time Carnival partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, from funds raised via various activities and events leading up to the event. Carnival will unveil special custom-designed artwork created by more than 30 St. Jude patients. The design will appear on the Carnival Horizon’s “Dreamscape,” a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture that takes center stage in the ship’s atrium.

Upcoming cruises

Following the event, Carnival Horizon begins her summer schedule from New York that runs through September followed by the launch year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami later that month.

Carnival Horizon innovations will include Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, the first Dr. Seuss-themed water park, the bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, and more.

Accommodations include spa cabins with easy access to the Cloud 9 Spa, larger staterooms in Family Harbor, and Caribbean-style Havana staterooms and suites with their own daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.

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  1. Hi Sonia,
    I think you are asking if there are any cruise departures from Cuba that you can take while you are on the island? If you are looking for cruises to Cuba from Florida, there are quite a few to choose from now, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian.


  2. Do you have any information for those of taking a cruise to Cuba. We will be in Havana for 2 days. Looking for some helpful information.

    Thank You!

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