Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the country's most popular daytime talk show, on a year-long celebration that will include fun in-studio audience competitions, online contests, exclusive digital content and more.

The celebration officially kicked off with a fun Carnival-inspired game with several members of the audience each of whom won a cruise.  Later Ellen announced a new  "Watch and Win" game for fans at home in which viewers who remember a key word or phrase from previous shows can win a Carnival cruise.   The announcement can be viewed here.

Carnival-branded segments will also be showcased within EllenTube,, and other digital properties and will feature fun and engaging content like last week's video of the self-proclaimed presidential expert - six-year-old Macey Hensley - visiting the Carnival Breeze to serve as manager for The Cat in the Hat's recently announced presidential campaign.  The video can be viewed here.

The partnership also includes digital montage videos with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the show, and various "surprise and delight" moments throughout the year.

Be sure to watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show to catch all the Carnival-inspired fun!