Miss USA Deshauna Barber to Serve As Godmother of Carnival Vista

The Carnival Vista is set to arrive in New York City on November 4, 2016 and I can’t wait to be a part of the big celebration. And with her arrival, also comes a fantastic announcement too!

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that Miss USA Deshauna Barber will serve as godmother of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest ship. Barber made history earlier this year when she became the first woman serving in the U.S. military to win the title of Miss USA.


Honor. Family. Fun. Celebration in New York City

Barber will officially name the 133,500-ton vessel during a shipboard ceremony that is part of an overnight gala event honoring Operation Homefront and featuring an exclusive invitation-only concert by seven-time GRAMMY-award winning country music superstar Carrie Underwood. In addition to the concert, the festivities will include overnight accommodations, meals, activities and entertainment for hundreds of military families.

The concert and overnight gala event are the culmination of Honor. Family. Fun., Carnival’s year-long celebration designed to raise funds for Operation Homefront to help the organization fulfill its mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families.

image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

“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,” said Barber. “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.”

Ready to Set Sail on the Carnival Vista? 

Carnival’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista will operate a pair of 11-day sailings from New York before launching year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami in December 2016.

Be sure to check out the Carnival Cruise Line Facebook page and they’ve been posting some great pictures over on Twitter at @CarnivalCruise.

Would You Like to Sail on Carnival Vista?


** My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Vista Mediterranean sailing as guests of Carnival Cruise Line. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. ** 

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I'm Carrie McLaren,

based in Jacksonville, Fla. Family travel is my passion and I want to help you succeed in making fantastic memories with your family.




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