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|Carnival Cruise Line Brings Fun to the Rose Parade and Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of Arrival of New California-Based Carnival Panorama|
Modeled after the new 133,500-ton Vista-class ship, the float cruised down the five-mile parade route this morning delighting the crowd of 700,000 who jammed along with the float riders to a Carnival nine-piece band playing "Uptown Funk" and "I've Got a Feeling" as well as the estimated 80 million television viewers watching at home.
Aptly named "Come Sail Away," the colorful, highly detailed 55-foot-long ship-shaped float featured floral-inspired reproductions of signature Carnival features like the iconic red and blue funnel, a water park and fun-filled Lido Deck party, and the line's newest attraction -- the first-ever trampoline park at sea, in partnership with
The float also included a replica of the Carnival AirShip flying overhead, just like the blimp that will embark on a month-long tour of
Decorated with flowers, seeds and plants from 100-plus countries representing the global array of nations that Carnival employees hail from, the floral masterpiece also featured a BlueIguana and RedFrog from their namesake watering holes, with scuba divers at the water line blowing actual bubbles as the float sailed down the parade route.
The "Come Sail Away" float was a favorite throughout the week of media coverage leading up to the parade. Dozens of broadcast segments featured the float's trampoline, the unique cruise ship details, the Rose Parade Queen christening the ship in a maritime-themed naming ceremony, and former Miss USA Deshauna Barber, who served in the
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Designed by Carnival's in-house creative team and Fiesta Parade Floats, construction of the maritime marvel began in mid-November and encompassed 10 designers collectively working hundreds of hours right up until parade time. Dozens of volunteers, including Carnival travel agent partners, joined the designers to decorate the float.
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