We have a winner! Andy Zenor, The Ellen DeGeneres Show's on-camera personality extraordinaire, took his role to new heights - literally - when he raced country music superstar Carrie Underwood on SkyRide, a one-of-a-kind aerial attraction aboard Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Vista.
The epic battle took place while Carnival Vista was docked in New York as part of a special celebration for military families who enjoyed a private invitation-only shipboard performance by the seven-time Grammy award winner. More than 700 families from Operation Homefront, an organization dedicating to building strong, stable, and secure military families, were treated to a day of fun with dining, activities, accommodations and entertainment on board. The video can be viewed here http://ellentube.com/videos/0-nlg9uyos
Decked out in his dress white uniform featuring a sailor's hat and oh-so-short trousers, Zenor - The Ellen DeGeneres Show's self-described "honorary captain for the day" - battled it out against Underwood as they jetted across SkyRide's suspended 800-foot-long track that provided an unforgettable view of the Big Apple skyline. Who won? You'll need to watch the video to find out!
Zenor was also joined by a very special guest, Carnival Vista's godmother, Miss USA Deshauna Barber - the first woman serving in the U.S. military to hold the title - as they visited the RedFrog Pub & Brewery and learned the secrets to making freshly brewed beer from the ship's very own brew master, Colin Presby.
Then Zenor was off to check out Carnival Vista's many other innovations, from traversing the ship's suspended ropes course, shooting some hoops and even making some delicious custom-made ice cream treats at the Cherry on Top sweets shop.
Alas it was time to say goodbye but Zenor and friends made memories that will last a lifetime.
The video segment is part of a year-long partnership between Carnival and The Ellen DeGeneres Show that also includes fun in-studio audience competitions, online contests, exclusive digital content, and various "surprise and delight" moments throughout the year.
Be sure to watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show to catch all the Carnival-inspired fun!