Carnival Cruise Line will enter a float in the 2019 Rose
Parade on New Year's Day as the kickoff to a year-long promotion of the Carnival
Panorama, a ship that will be based in Long Beach, Calif.
The 55-foot float will be a floral model of the ship and
will include some of the features of Carnival's ships -- including the red and
blue funnel, a water park and Lido Deck party -- as well as the line's newest feature,
a trampoline attraction.
The float was designed by Carnival and Fiesta Parade Floats.
It will take about six weeks to build.
The float will be adorned with flowers from 100 countries,
representing the number of crew nationalities on Carnival ships.
The venerable Rose Parade has been held in Pasadena, Calif.,
since 1890 and attracts about 700,000 parade-goers as well as an estimated
television audience of 80 million worldwide.