The flavor was selected by patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during an ice cream party held at the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. During the party, the kids were asked to sample three ice cream flavors that were previously selected by Carnival’s Facebook fans as part of a fun social media contest sponsored by the line.
Brownie Buoy – made with sweet cream ice cream, brownie bits, fudge and caramel – received the most votes and will be among the many treats served at Cherry on Top on Carnival Vista when it debuts next year. Proceeds from each sale of Brownie Buoy will benefit the hospital.
The indoor/outdoor Cherry on Top confection store is among the many innovations on Carnival Vista, which will also feature the cruise industry’s first IMAX Theatre, a unique suspended cycling experience called SkyRide, and the line’s first raft ride, the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-Slide.
Carnival’s partnership with St. Jude began in 2010 and was expanded in 2013 with the cruise line being named the hospital’s Official Celebration Partner. Carnival is on track to raise $8 million for St. Jude by 2017 through a range of engaging activities so that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Carnival Vista is scheduled to enter service in Europe May 1, 2016, then reposition to New York for a series of voyages in November 2016 followed by the launch of year-round Caribbean service from Miami later that month.
Cruise fans, those new to cruising and travel partners can get a preview of Carnival Vista at www.carnival.com/carnivalvista or follow @CarnivalVista for regular Twitter updates.