Queen Latifah Named Godmother Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah Carnival Horizon Godmother
Queen Latifah Carnival Horizon Godmother
Carnival Horizon
Carnival Horizon

Queen Latifah Named Godmother Carnival Horizon – Dana Elaine Owens,  (Queen Latifah), 48 was chosen as the Godmother (see video below) of Carnival Cruise Lines newest ship Carnival Horizon.  Last month, Queen Latifah christened Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, at a naming ceremony at the New York Cruise Ship terminal in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

The Grammy Award-winning singer Queen Latifah from Newark, New Jersey,  officially named the ship then went on to win a Lip Sync Battle with a showstopping ‘It’s Raining Men.’

‘I’ve been a Queen for a long while but I never expected to be asked to serve as the godmother to a cruise ship. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of,’ Latifah told the crowd from a platform in Carnival Horizon’s multi-story atrium.

Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship Christening
Carnival Horizon Cruise Ship Christening

At the cruise ship christeningQueen Latifah’s comment about travel agents quickly became the buzz of the day. “I use a travel agent to book everything,” Latifah said at a morning press conference. “I personally don’t want to scavenge around on a website; my travel agent is a master of that and I always just let her do her thing.”

About 2,000 travel agents, joined by Latifah, Super Bowl Champion Jake Elliott, Guy Fieri, Carnival President Christine Duffy, and Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald, were on hand at the naming ceremony this week to see fireworks over the Hudson and experience the ship, the brand’s new flagship and 26th in its fleet.

Other Carnival Godmothers:

  • Carnival Breeze- Tracey Wilson Mourning
  • Carnival Conquest- Lindy Boggs
  • Carnival Dream- Marcia Gay Harden
  • Carnival Ecstasy- Kathy Lee Gifford
  • Carnival Elation- Shari Arison
  • Carnival Fantasy- Tellervo Koivisto
  • Carnival Fascination- Jeanne Farcus
  • Carnival Freedom- Kathy Ireland
  • Carnival Glory- Dr. Sally Ride
  • Carnival Horizon – Queen Latifah
  • Carnival Imagination- Jodi Dickinson
  • Carnival Inspiration- Mary Ann Shula
  • Carnival Legend- Judi Dench
  • Carnival Liberty- Mira Sorvino
  • Carnival Magic- Lindsay Wilkerson
  • Carnival Miracle- Jessica Lynch
  • Carnival Paradise- Paula Zahn
  • Carnival Pride- Tamara Jernigan
  • Carnival Sensation- Vicki L. Freed, Roberta Jacoby, Cherie Weinstein, Geri Donnelly
  • Carnival Splendor- Myleene Klass
  • Carnival Spirit- Elizabeth Dole
  • Carnival Sunshine- Lin Arison
  • Carnival Triumph- Madeleine Arison
  • Carnival Valor- Katie Couric
  • Carnival Vista- Kye Heald, first Godchild for Carnival
  • Carnival Victory- Mary Frank

Video: Carnival Horizon Naming