NAMING CEREMONY FOR NEW CRUISE SHIP CARNIVAL VALOR TO BE FEATURED IN LIVE WEBCAST ON CARNIVAL.COM FRIDAY, DEC. 17
Longtime 'Today' Show Co-Host Katie Couric To Break Ceremonial Bottle of Champagne on Ship's Bow During Black-Tie Event at the Port of Miami
MIAMI (December 15, 2004) - Carnival Cruise Lines will host a live Internet webcast of the official naming ceremony for its new cruise ship, Carnival Valor, on Friday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m.
Live streaming video of the ceremony, which will feature the ship's godmother Katie Couric, co-host of NBC News' "Today" show, breaking the traditional bottle of champagne on the ship's bow, will be broadcast on the cruise line's Internet site, carnival.com.
"This is a terrific opportunity for people all over the world to share in the excitement of the official naming of Carnival's newest 'Fun Ship,'" said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president and CEO.
The invitation-only naming ceremony will be followed by a private event for Carnival employees. The following evening, Carnival Valor will serve as the venue for a gala fundraiser to benefit the Camillus House and the United Way of Miami-Dade. The ship then begins year-round seven-day Caribbean service from Miami on Sunday, Dec. 19, becoming the largest "Fun Ship" ever based in South Florida.
The third in Carnival's highly successful 110,000-ton "Conquest-class," Carnival Valor houses 22 lounges and bars, a 13,300-square-foot health club, a golf program, a nine-deck-high atrium, expansive children and teen facilities, and four restaurants, including a reservations-only supper club.
For additional information regarding the Carnival Valor, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
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