The three-deck-high LED Dreamscape sculpture will feature various pieces of artwork (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)
Carnival Horizon’s LED Dreamscape atrium sculpture will feature 33 pieces of custom-designed artwork created by patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – one of the line’s largest charitable partners – when she launches in spring 2018.
Designed by Techno Media, Dreamscape is a 24-foot (three-deck high) funnel-shaped centrepiece comprising more than 2,000 flexible LED tiles that have been customised for the shipboard environment. The 33 creations from St. Jude’s young patients will complement the more than 100 images that continually rotate throughout the day and evening, according to the time of day, port or occasion.
“As the hospital’s Official Celebration Partner, we couldn’t be happier to showcase these amazing creations designed by the talented St. Jude patients on our newest ship,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We are always looking to bring to life our partnerships in a way that also gives back. This is just another way to recognise the work St. Jude’s does for the families and patients they serve.”
Carnival’s partnership with St. Jude began in 2010 and was expanded in 2013 with the cruise line being named the hospital’s official celebration partner. Over the past seven years, Carnival has raised more than US$13 million for St. Jude through a range of engaging activities, both onboard and ashore.
“Featuring the inspirational artwork of St. Jude patients in the Carnival Horizon atrium is an extraordinary example of how Carnival Cruise Line continues to find creative ways to raise awareness of our mission to find cures and save the lives of children,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organisation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Carnival has been a dedicated and deeply engaged partner of St. Jude for the past seven years – providing exciting and memorable experiences for patients and raising significant funds critical to advance the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We are truly grateful for its longstanding support.”
Carnival Horizon will offer various onboard innovations, including the first-ever Dr. Seuss-themed water park, SkyRide and an IMAX Theatre.
Following her maiden Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona on 2 April 2018 – the first of four roundtrip departures from the Spanish port – Carnival Horizon will reposition to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing to New York from 9-23 May. The vessel will sail four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from New York throughout the summer and then head to Miami, Florida to kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning 22 September 2018. Carnival Horizon will also offer a special two-day cruise to Nassau from Miami from 20-22 September 2018.