Carnival Partners With NFL's Houston Texans

carnival breezeCarnival Cruise Line has announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with the NFL's Houston Texans, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the NFL franchise and expanding the line’s presence in the Texas market.  

To celebrate the partnership and the arrival of Galveston’s newest cruise ship, Carnival and the Houston Texans are hosting the “Mom’s Dash to the Splash” event aboard Carnival Breeze when it makes its Texas debut on Mother’s Day, May 8.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and linebacker Brian Cushing will lead two teams of local Texas moms selected via an online contest in a water slide race for charity. The five-member teams will race to the finish on Carnival Breeze’s 312-foot-long Twister slide and DrainPipe water slide attraction. Hopkins will be competing for the Houston Food Bank and Cushing for the Brian Cushing Foundation, with the winning team earning $10,000 and the runner-up $5,000 for their respective charity. 

“Mom’s Dash to the Splash” will kick off with a pre-race pep rally with appearances by the Houston Texans cheerleaders and the Deep Steel Thunder Band.

Moms who want be a part of #MomsDashSplash can enter a contest hosted on that runs through April 25. To enter, contestants tell their story in 250 words or less why their mom (or themselves) deserve the opportunity to be a member of Team Hopkins or Team Cushing. Eight moms will be selected by a team of judges based on their entry’s creativity and originality. Contest winners will enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch onboard Carnival Breeze prior to the water slide race and a chance to win a free Carnival Breeze cruise for two. The winning race team will also receive an MVP Game Day package to an upcoming Houston Texans home game. For additional information, as well as full contest rules and regulations, visit


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