Australians to Name Carnival Spirit Slide
Australians have the chance to name the new waterslide on Carnival Spirit and win a cruise in the US. Carnival Cruise Line (CCL)has launched a competition to help "Aussify" Carnival Spirit before it arrives in Sydney in October 2012.
As this is the first time that Carnival has a ship based outside US waters, the company wants a local to name the "thrill slide" to be installed on Spirit in January. The slide is set to be the fastest and steepest at sea, and the first of its kind on an Australian-based ship.
"Right now the slide doesn't have a name, so Carnival needs Australia to give her a great one that brings the sheer excitement of the thrill slide to life," said CCL director Jennifer Vandekreeke.
"It's 56 metres or heart-pounding excitement that begins when you step into the slide. Seconds later, the floor will drop and you'll fall down a 10-metre drop that is almost vertical, and once you've picked up enough speed, you'll be rocketed out the side of the ship and loop around just in time to splash down and catch your breath," she said.
Australians can enter their name suggestions on the Carnival Spirit Facebook page for the chance to a win a trip to the US and be one of the first passengers to go down the new slide.
*Carnival Spirit will be cruising from Sydney and Melbourne to the South Pacific and New Zealand from October 2012.
Source: Cruise Weekly Tuesday 11 October 2011