Carnival Cruise Line has revealed the godmother to its newest cruise ship the Carnival Vista.
Miss USA Deshauna Barber has been named as the godmother to Carnival Vista. Miss barber will christen Carnival’s newest cruise ship at a shipboard ceremony once the ship arrives in the United States. The ceremony will be part an overnight gala event honoring Operation Homefront and featuring an exclusive invitation-only concert by seven-time GRAMMY-award winning country music super star Carrie Underwood.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line said:
“Deshauna is the ideal candidate to serve as Carnival Vista’s godmother, embodying the spirit of commitment and sacrifice to those who protect our freedom each and every day.”
“Carnival is a longtime supporter of the military carrying more active and retired Armed Forces personnel than any other cruise line so it’s our honor and privilege to have Deshauna serve as the godmother to our newest and largest ship.”
Miss Barber is the first woman currently serving in the U.S. Military to win the miss USA competition. Barber joined the Army Reserve as a quartermaster officer in 2011 and currently serves as a logistics commander Rockville, Md.
Deshauna Barber said:
“It is truly an honor to be named the godmother of Carnival Vista and I’m very excited to represent the U.S. military and be a part of the ship’s official naming ceremony next month.”
“I love that Carnival carries more families, including military families, than any other cruise line and I’m looking forward to checking out all of the ship’s many innovative features when I’m on board next month.”
Currently sailing its inaugural season in Europe, Carnival Vista will reposition to the U.S. in November operating a pair of 11-day sailings from New York before launching year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami later that month.