Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Carnival’s Build A Ship Contest Winner Receives A Free Carnival Magic Cruise

You may recall that leading into the launch of Carnival Cruise Lines' new Carnival Magic, the line challenged fans to enter their Build a Ship contest as part of their “Make the Magic Yours” campaign. By using any materials on hand, participants were encouraged to show their creativity and in the process to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as Carnival donated $1 to St. Jude for each entry and vote, as well as for each Facebook fan who “liked” the contest.

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.

Image Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

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