Carnival Cruise Line is getting in the spirit of Halloween after putting a 36 foot giant spider on the bow of one of their cruise ships.
The spider which stood two stories tall and measured 36 feet long, was placed on the bow of Carnival Spirit while the ship was docked in Sydney, Australia on Friday. A contest was held to name the spider with the winner receiving a 10 day Pacific Island cruise for four. The cruise line said that whoever has the most creative and spookiest spider name would win the contest. The winner will be announced on October 31.
Jennifer Vandekreeke, Vice President of Carnival Cruise Line Austalia, gave the following statement:
“As an American cruise line, we could be accused of going a bit OTT with Halloween. It’s a big event across our 24-ship fleet – including our Australian-based superliners Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend – and we wanted to share some of that frightful fun with Sydneysiders by doing something big that screamed Aussie Halloween.”
Carnival Spirit is a 2,100 passenger, 86,000 gross ton cruise ship that went into service in April, 2001. The ship is currently on an eight night cruise to the Melbourne Cup out of Sydney.