Friday, January 29, 2016

Carnival Cruise Lines partners with Carrie Underwood and Operation Homefront

There was a big announcement from Carnival Cruise Line yesterday and I am excited to tell you all about it. Carnival announced a new initiative called Honor. Family. Fun which was designed to support U.S. military families alongside seven-time GRAMMY-award winning superstar Carrie Underwood and representatives of Operation Homefront,  the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families.
Photo Credit: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise LineLeft: Gen. Jon Pray, President & CEO Operation Homefront; Right: Carrie Underwood. 
Honor. Family. Fun. is a year long program that will help raise funds for Operation Homefront. On November 4th, Carrie Underwood will be performing a special private pier-side concert for service men and women and their families on the Carnival Vista when the vessel makes its U.S. debut in New York City!

“Military families represent a cornerstone of our country and we are honored by the opportunity to partner with Carrie and Operation Homefront to bring much needed awareness and aid to our troops and their loved ones,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The partnership will bring to life many of the heartwarming stories our troops have to share while in turn bringing them some fun along the way.”
Photo Credit: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line
Left: Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line; Middle: Gen. Jon Pray, President & CEO Operation Homefront; Right: Carrie Underwood. 
Carrie Underwood's The Storyteller Tour kicks off this weekend in Jacksonville. In 10 cities along the course of the tour, select military families, chosen in partnership with Operation Homefront, will be treated to a personal meet-and-greet with Underwood before her concerts.
Photo Credit: Andy Newman/Carnival Cruise Line
Carrie Underwood and a Operation Homefront Family
“I’m honored to be able to join Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront to lift up these soldiers and their families,” said Underwood. “I am really looking forward to meeting them on my tour and for the opportunity to personally thank them for all they do for our freedom.”
Carnival will also drive the effort to raise funds for Operation Homefront on their website. There is a “Donate Now” button on so those who are not at sea can still contribute to this amazing cause. 
Commemorative dog tags will also be available for purchase at merchandise stands at all Storyteller Tour stops as well as on board the fleet of Carnival ships with all proceeds going to Operation Homefront. These dog tags are two sided, one with the Honor. Family. Fun. logo on it and the other side with Carrie Underwood's The Story Teller Tour logo.
“Carnival Cruise Line really knows what it means to support our men and women in uniform and their families,” said retired Brigadier General John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the Carnival team and superstar Carrie Underwood to focus on the challenges our military families face as they work tirelessly to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily.”

At the press event, it was also announced that Carrie Underwood will join the Carnival LIVE! roster of artists in early 2017!

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