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The Carnival Glory served as the backdrop for a special celebration hosted recently by the Port of Saint John, during which a new gangway was unveiled.

Hundreds of students participated in a contest to come up with a creative moniker for the new $3 million gangway, which links the Marco Polo Cruise Terminal and the many cruise ships that call at the charming New Brunswick port. The winning name, “Loyalist Landing,” was submitted by Adon Irvine, a second-grade student from St. John the Baptist-King Edward School.

Following the official naming, Adon and his classmates enjoyed a tour of the massive 110,000-ton ship followed by lunch in the Carnival Glory’s poolside restaurant.

Carnival Glory was visiting Saint John as part of a summer schedule of four- and five-day eastern Canada cruises from Boston that runs through July 26.  The ship will then reposition to New York for a series of four- to seven-day Canada/New England cruises through Oct. 6.