In the end, Carrie Duwelius’ “Carnival Cardboard Cruiser” entry was judged the winner, earning the most online votes. Now that I'm on Carnival Magic, I can say that Carrie captured some of the popular on board features with the young folks appearing the the cut-out portholes, such as enjoying Chocolate Melting Cake and displaying a Build-A-Bear, with another on the top deck holding aloft a ship-on-a-stick trophy. Of course the signature Carnival waterslide and winged funnel are also represented. While her winning entry, fashioned from a huge six-foot-high piece of cardboard, is somewhat one-dimensional, the Naperville, Illinois, resident put a lot of thought into it and deserves the prize of a complimentary 7-day Caribbean cruise for four on the new Carnival Magic.
Where's Naperville you might wonder? It's a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County about 30 miles from the Windy City's Loop. I know it well because I lived there once. Congratulations, Carrie! I hope your cruise aboard Carnival Magic is as magical as mine is.
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