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Kathy Lee’s late husband, Frank Gifford, played for the NY Football Giants. However, Carnival Cruises is teaming up with New Orleans’ own Saints. Today, the cruise giant announced that ships departing from New Orleans will have a black and gold theme.

 

What exactly that means is a little gray. Press materials proclaim that the ships will feature a new Saints Sailgate Sailaways and football-themed deck parties. Da Dome will also have lots of Carnival tie-ins including the obvious free cruise contests plus lots of autographed Saints memorabilia.

 

“Both Carnival Cruise Lines and the New Orleans Saints are committed members of the greater New Orleans community who share similar objectives in regards to enhancing the combined economic impact of our partnering brands on the City and Region.” said Tom Benson.  “We are thrilled to join with Carnival as they add another element of excitement to our game-day experience, while enhancing the appeal of the tourism industry for our region.”  

 

Both organizations are also quick to point out that the partnership will also support Read and Rise. The beneficiary is a Saints sponsored child literacy program in the GNO area.

 

Carnival began sailing out of New Orleans in 1994 and increased their presence during the Recovery business boom. The company boasts that 400,000 passengers depart the Crescent City on their ships annually.




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