Cruise with Carnival and raise a glass in honor of veterans

Julia LeDoux
December 23, 2019 - 11:00 am
Heroes Tribute Bar


Carnival Cruise Line is raising a glass in honor of veterans.

The cruise line recently unveiled its Heroes Tribute Bar, dedicated to honoring the nation’s military, on its brand new Carnival Panorama Liner.

“We're always looking for new ways to honor our military heroes and this new outlet is a wonderful tribute to the sacrifices of our armed services personnel and their families, and a wonderful complement to our extremely popular military tributes which are held on each and every Carnival cruise," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in a release.

Carnival invited military personnel and veterans on the ship’s inaugural voyage earlier this month to raise a glass with the cruise line’s staff.  

Heroes Tribute Bar

Specialty cocktails and beer are served in a custom pint glass with a portion of each sale benefiting Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving military families.

“Their new Heroes Tribute Bar onboard Carnival Panorama is a shining example of their desire to honor and celebrate this amazing group of our fellow citizens and provide a special venue where we can thank them for all they have done for all of us." said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront.  

While the concept will initially be a feature exclusively on Carnival Panorama, Duffy said that the line will look to amplify the spirit of the Heroes Tribute Bar at special moments across the Carnival fleet.

The venue features a distinctive All-American décor, including the logos of the five armed service branches as well as patriotic and military memorabilia throughout the room. The venue's walls are lined with photos and messages centering on three main themes:  Welcome Home, Thank You for Your Service and America's Heroes.  

Heroes Tribute Bar

 According to Duffy, Carnival prides itself on carrying more active and retired military personnel than any other cruise operator.

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