Queen Latifah is the godmother of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship Carnival Horizon which is almost ready for delivery. The Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur will attend the ships naming ceremony on May 23, 2018.
Carnival Horizon Naming Ceremony
When Carnival Horizon has her naming ceremony in New York this May Queen Latifah will take center stage during the invitation-only event onboard the new Carnival cruise ship. Latifah will even take part in the Lip Sync Battle: Horizon show which an authentic shipboard reproduction of the hit Paramount Network series. During the festivities on the second Vista class ship long-time Carnival partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be presented with a check. This will have an amount from various activities where funds have been raised from Carnival Cruise Line. The ships LED Dreamscape Atrium sculpture will feature special artwork from the children of the Hospital.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
”With her fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude, Queen Latifah embodies our brand and knows how to ‘Choose Fun’ in everything she does.”
“Knowing that she is a long-time supporter of St. Jude and has performed and won ‘Lip Sync Battle’ made her the ideal candidate to serve as godmother to our newest ship,” she added.
About Queen Latifah
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 to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah has earned six Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance. Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, has quickly grown to prominence, producing award-winning television shows, blockbuster hits and independent films for a variety of Hollywood studios.
”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.”
Following the christening 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. The new cruise ship is just about ready for service and is in the final fitting out phase at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. Take a look at the most recent construction photos here.