Carnival Cruise Ship-Building Contest to Benefit St. Jude's | My Family Travels

Cruises are fun for kids of all ages.  So is building your own mini cruise ship to help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Carnival Cruise Lines is launching a new contest for kids 13 and up to build a model Carnival ship out of everyday items.  The “Build a Ship” contest is part of a series of contests and other activities that are leading up to the launch of Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship. 

The contest invites creativity (and eco-friendly recycling) in order to design a miniature replica of a Carnival cruise ship of contestants’ own design. 

Entrants will be asked to take a photo of their completed design and upload it to with a unique title and a list of the materials used in the design.  The site will then post the photos for viewing in an online gallery. 

The winner will be determined by an online vote of five pre-selected entries.  The best part is that Carnival will donate $1 to St. Jude’s (up to $10,000) for each entry and vote, and for each Facebook fan who “likes” the contest.  The winner of the contest will receive a 7-day Carnival Magic Caribbean cruise for four from Galveston, Texas, in an ocean view stateroom. 

Submissions will be accepted beginning April 6, 2011 and the winner will be announced on April 26, 2011.  For more information on Carnival Cruise Lines and the new Carnival Magic, call 800-CARNIVAL or visit

One Reply to “Carnival Cruise Ship-Building Contest to Benefit St. Jude’s”

  • Anonymous

    We're in the top 5!
    Please vote for our ship My children worked hard together as a team (shock!) and they get so excited every time we see another vote register for us. We used only "household objects" and included a pirate dog and warm chocolate melting cake (that was delicious by the way!) We wanted to make the ship big and somewhat interactive so we could show the "FUN" in our Funship Please at least take a look, and vote to give a dollar to St. Jude

    Look for the big cardboard ship with the kids and the dog

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