Lin Arison, wife of the late Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines, will serve as godmother of Carnival Sunshine, the former Carnival Destiny, which was renamed following a massive $155 million makeover earlier this year.
Arison will officially name Carnival Sunshine during an invitation-only ceremony held on board the completely transformed 102,853-ton ship at its new U.S. homeport of New Orleans, November 17, 2013 During the event, Carnival will donate $25,000 each to the Miami-based National YoungArts Foundation and New World Symphony.
Lin Arison named Carnival’s first ship, the Mardi Gras in 1972. She also named the Holiday in 1985 and was godmother to Carnival Destiny in 1996. Ms. Arison has dedicated her life to the advancement of the arts and the support of young and developing artists in Miami and around the world. She founded, along with her late husband, the National YoungArts Foundation and its core program, YoungArts, and the New World Symphony (NWS) in Miami Beach.