To celebrate Thanksgiving and the arrival of the new Carnival Breeze to Miami, Carnival Cruise Lines is placing a 50-foot-tall inflatable turkey atop the ship.
Decked out in straw beach hat and colorful Hawaiian shirt, the 1,250-pound fowl is scheduled to be displayed on Wednesday, Nov. 21, in time for holiday festivities. The oversized bird will sit 14 stories above the waterline and gaze toward nearby McArthur Causeway until just before the ship makes its inaugural sailing from Miami Thanksgiving Day.
On Wednesday, Carnival will also present a charitable donation to Feeding South Florida that will provide 137,500 meals to families in need throughout the region.
The new 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze — the largest Carnival ship ever homeported in South Florida — arrives at PortMiami Wednesday, Nov. 21. Following a two-day introductory cruise that departs Thanksgiving Day, Carnival Breeze will launch year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from Miami Saturday, Nov. 24.
To celebrate, here are some arts and craft projects – all inspired by Carnival’s massive 50-foot-tall turkey -- to help get everyone in the Thanksgiving spirit!