Carnival’s Triumph Arrives In New Orleans April 4, Celebration To Include $35K In Musical Donations

NEW ORLEANS – To commemorate the arrival of New Orleans’ newest cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, on Monday, April 4, 2016, Carnival Cruise Line will host an on board event featuring competitions between four local music organizations with prize winnings donated to music charities.

         Representatives from Carnival and the Port of New Orleans, as well as local dignitaries and VIPs, will be present for the noon event at The Port of New Orleans, which will kick off with a traditional maritime plaque exchange.

         Carnival Triumph represents a 34 percent capacity increase on the line’s short cruises from New Orleans. Together with the Carnival Dream, which operates year-round seven-day cruises, Carnival will carry 450,000 passengers annually from the port.

         Following the ceremony, notable New Orleans musicians will be challenged to participate in a game-off of Carnival-style “minute-to-win-it” competitions. Musicians and artists competing for various non-profit organizations include:


• Rebirth Brass Band Drummer and Roots of Music Co-Founder Derrick Tabb

• Singer Robin Barnes, competing for the Tipitina's Foundation

• Saxophonist Derek Douget, representing The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation

• Trumpeter/ vocalist Shamarr Allen, competing on behalf of the Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong Jazz Camp


         Each competitor will receive donations for the charity they are representing based on their performance in the games with the winning organization walking away with the $15,000 top prize. Guests will be invited to stay for a full-service luncheon in the main dining room and have the option to tour the ship following their meal.

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