Carnival Cruise Line, President Christine Duffy will be on hand with a critical role in the iconic Times Square “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” celebration, lighting the magnificent ball that marks the coming of the new year for thousands. The event will also kick off the cruise line’s 2023 advertising campaign to urge everyone to “Choose Fun Together” with a Carnival cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line will bring the fun at sea at the annual New Year’s Eve celebration as the official sponsor of Times Square New Year’s Eve, musical sponsor, and countdown clock sponsor for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” on ABC. Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy will joinn the celebrations by lighting the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball in New York’s Times Square, together with nearly 100,000 passengers sailing on Carnival’s 24 ships.
Carnival Cruise Line in Times Square at 2023 New Year’s Eve Celebration
Carnival Cruise Line will be well represented in Times Square on December 31, not only with advertisements for the cruise line’s new “Choose Fun Together” advertising campaign, but also with Christine Duffy and Carnival partner Emeril Lagasse teaming up to light the iconic ball as it dazzles the city to ring in the new year.
“As we head into 2023, we have even more reasons to celebrate and so it’s appropriate that America’s cruise line be part of America’s most iconic New Year’s celebration. We’ve got two new ships joining the fleet next year, including the start of year-round service from New York in June on Carnival Venezia, which will offer our upcoming Carnival Fun Italian Style experience, and then we’ll end the year with Carnival Jubilee arriving in Galveston. We’re looking forward to continuing this exciting period of growth and building on the success of the past year,” said Duffy.
The New Year’s Eve Ball that Duffy and Lagasse will light is a geodesic sphere measuring 12 feet (3.65 meters) in diameter, and weighing 11,875 pounds (5,386 kilograms). It is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, hundreds of which have been designed with meaningful symbolism representing love, wisdom, goodwill, happiness, and other positive qualities.
Duffy will also join the Times Square New Year’s Eve host on the Countdown Stage during the 10 p.m. hour not only in preparation for the pinnacle moment of the celebration, but also to share exciting details about Carnival Venezia, which will be homeported from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal beginning in mid-June.
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal is just 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) west of Times Square, and the new-to-Carnival ship will bring “Carnival Fun, Italian Style” to the Big Apple with itineraries to Bermuda, the Eastern Caribbean, the Southern Caribbean, and Canada/New England.
At the same time revelers in New York are enjoying the festivities in Times Square, nearly 100,000 guests aboard Carnival Cruise ships will also be celebrating with onboard activities that include massive deck parties at midnight, balloon drops in ships’ atriums to ring in the new year, and other special events to ring in 2023.
“Choose Fun Together” – Carnival’s New Campaign for 2023
Guests have a great deal to look forward to from Carnival Cruise Line in 2023. “We’ve got two new ships joining the fleet next year, including the start of year-round service from New York in June on Carnival Venezia,” said Duffy “Then we’ll end the year with Carnival Jubilee arriving in Galveston. We’re looking forward to continuing this exciting period of growth and building on the success of the past year
Setting a tone of togetherness in the new year, Times Square’s massive billboards will showcase the new Carnival campaign Choose Fun Together. The campaign underscores Carnival’s appeal across any age group by showcasing various ways guests can Choose Fun, and find something of interest to everyone, whether sailing with family or a group of friends. The new ads highlight those special moments of fun that can only happen when people come together on a Carnival cruise – because we are our most fun selves when we choose fun, together.
Times Square billboards will showcase Carnival’s new campaign “Choose Fun Together” underscoring Carnival’s appeal across any age group. After debuting on Christmas Day, the New Year’s Eve integration will serve as the Choose Fun Together message’s largest national launching point coinciding with the cruise industry’s 2023 wave season.
“Choose Fun Together” is also the theme of Carnival’s upcoming 2023 advertising campaign that can be seen throughout Times Square.
Duffy will join the Times Square New Year’s Eve host on the Countdown Stage at 10 p.m. to reveal details about what guests sailing from New York can expect on the Carnival Venezia, the ship that will homeport at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal offering a wide range of cruises. Duffy, alongside Carnival partner and chef Emeril Lagasse, will have the honor to flip the switch that will light the famous New Year’s Eve Ball inviting everyone in New York to “Choose Fun Together” and join the celebration.
Carnival’s campaign will debut on Christmas Day with the New Year’s Eve event serving as the Choose Fun Together message’s largest national launching point.