Carnival Cruise Line has given a free cruise to everyone in the live audience of the Today show to honor Kathie Lee Gifford’s final show.
A Free Cruise for the Audience!
Carnival Cruise Line has had a long-standing 35-year relationship with Kathie Lee Gifford and in honor of her final NBC Today show, the cruise line gave a free cruise to everyone in her live audience.
What a great way to celebrate Gifford’s final appearance on the popular U.S. show and her dedication and partnership with Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. A video of the free cruise giveaway is available to watch right here.
The originally gave one audience member a free cruise but went a step further and surprised everyone else in the live audience a free cruise, the crowd went crazy as expected!
Gifford is known for being in the cruise industry’s first national television commercial in 1984. Her catchy musical inclusion brought the cruise line’s attention to the masses and pushed out the “Fun Ships” craze! She hasn’t just been in ads for Carnival as Gifford also served as godmother to Carnival Celebration in 1987 and Carnival Ecstasy in 1991.
Let’s take a look at one of the commercials Gifford was in:
Gifford introduced her GIFFT wines to the fleet in 2015, with the launch being held aboard Carnival Splendor. Guests can enjoy a glass of her Pinot Noir Rosé or Chardonnay in the onboard restaurants.
Kathie Lee Gifford will be taking part in the naming ceremony of Carnival Sunrise on May 23 at the Manhatten cruise terminal in New York. She will celebrate the newly transformed ship from Carnival Triumph with its new godmother Kelly Arison, the daughter of Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison.
Now that Gifford has departed the Today show, she will pursue her career in not just starring in movies but also producing and directing them. No doubt we’ll be seeing her many more times in relation to Carnival Cruise Line.