It’s not uncommon for a cruise line to commission a new ship to be built. Ships these days are growing more complex and new, innovative features are calling upon the creativity of each cruise line to stand out among its competitors. This Halloween, however, one cruise ship will certainly make its mark and go down in history as being one of a kind.
Carnival Cruise Line is one of the most popular cruise companies in the world. Millions of people turn to the “Fun Ship” for once-in-a-lifetime vacations across the Caribbean or Europe, but this year, the main attraction will be in Louisiana. In a feat never before attempted – and sticking true to holiday tradition – a new ship is going to be built out of a very strange material – pumpkins. If you have never seen a ship built out of pumpkins, you might want to take a trip out to New Orleans to catch a glimpse at this one. Although it’s not going to be setting sail anytime soon, the replica cruise vessel is definitely a sight to see.
The creation is a replica of a Carnival cruise ship built entirely from carved Halloween pumpkins. The display is part of this years’ “Boo at the Zoo” event, sponsored by Carnival. Local sculptor Luis Colmenares and a team of culinary students will take on the incredible task of carving the pumpkins that will create the grandest ship to never set sail at sea. The team will be carving over 1000 pumpkins to create this 70-foot-long replica. The pumpkins themselves will be carved with depictions of the Carnival’s new Fun Ship 2.0 features, including the Red Frog Rum Bar, Guy’s Burger Joint and Carnival’s signature “Whale Tale.” Once it has been completed, the display will even feature lights and music to create a Halloween spectacle the likes of which no one has ever seen before.
It’s a good thing the pumpkin cruise ship is only a display, because it probably wouldn’t fare very well out on the high seas. Pumpkins don’t exactly float very well, and sending a group of cruisers out on what could be a very spooky Halloween sailing could put their lives in danger. Obviously, no one is going to send the pumpkin ship to call on Puerto Rico or Cozumel, but this isn’t the first ship to have its structural integrity compromised.
Several ships set sail with equipment failure that could lead to serious accidents at sea. Cruise line companies are directly responsible for what happens to their passengers – and crewmembers – while at sea or calling on a port and those who are injured may be entitled to compensation. If you or someone you know was involved in a maritime accident while onboard a cruise ship, contact our cruise accident lawyers today to discuss your options and file a case.
Each cruise ship injury lawyer at our firm has been representing the needs of maritime victims for years. We will work diligently to help you obtain the money damages and medical care you deserve as well. Contact our firm today to get started on your case and claim your rightful benefits.
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PHOTO SOURCE: CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE