Carnival’s #ChooseFun AirShip kicks off aerial tour

#ChooseFun AirShip

Carnival Cruise Line’s #ChooseFun AirShip has ventured off to the east to celebrate the start of summer and the New York debut of the totally transformed Carnival Sunrise.

The newly-launched #ChooseFun Airship is kicking off its month-long tour with an appearance at the ship’s official naming ceremony at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal today. Over the subsequent four weeks, the 128-foot-long AirShip will visit locations across all five New York boroughs, New Jersey and Philadelphia, flying over many popular landmarks and events.

AirShip’s first week will include visits to Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn followed by classic summer vacation hot spots Fire Island, Coney Island and Staten Island for Memorial Day weekend, and a week in Long Island. It will then spend the first week of June flying over New Jersey before concluding its northeast tour in The Bronx and Brooklyn.

“We had to get the East Coast in on the fun”

“Seeing how successful our West Coast journey was earlier this year, we knew we had to get the East Coast in on the fun,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We plan to do New York in a big way this summer as we take the region by sea and air with summer sailings of the beautiful Carnival Sunrise and AirShip enticing fun seekers to Choose Fun with a Carnival cruise.”

Encouraging fans to engage with AirShip on social media, for every person who posts a photo of the colourful blimp using the hashtag #ChooseFun, Carnival will make a USD 10 donation to its longtime charitable partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, up to a maximum donation of USD 20,000, helping in the ongoing fight against childhood cancer.

Consumers will also have the chance to win a free cruise or weekly drawings for cash gift cards when they enter the AirShip Sweepstakes that kicks off today (23 May) at

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