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Cruise Giveaway Celebrates Carnival Partnership

Free cruise for two awaits one lucky WinterFest on the Wisconsin guest.

Norfolk, Va. (Dec.1, 2022)— To celebrate the recent announcement that the Carnival Magic will sail from Norfolk for six months in 2023, Nauticus and Carnival Cruise Line have teamed up to present the WinterFest on the Wisconsin Great Cruise Giveaway. Throughout the month of December, all guests who purchase an online ticket toWinterFest will automatically be entered to win a free six-day cruise departing from Norfolk in 2023.  The lucky winner will cruise aboard the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic, the largest vessel to ever homeport from Virginia.  

“Nauticus is the only museum in the country that also manages a cruise ship program,” said Stephen E. Kirkland, Nauticus executive director.  “WinterFest on the Wisconsin has become a holiday tradition for Hampton Roads and so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a vacation dream come true.”

All guests 21 years or older who book their WinterFest on the Wisconsin tickets online during the month of December will automatically be eligible to win the six-day cruise.  Tickets purchased onsite at Nauticus will not be eligible for the giveaway.  Some restrictions and black-out dates apply.  For more information on the WinterFest on the Wisconsin Great Cruise Giveaway, guests are encouraged to visit

WinterFest on the Wisconsin features more than one million holiday lights, live entertainment, tree lighting ceremonies, and seasonal shopping.  This season WinterFest nearly doubles in size with an all-new experience called Mistletoe Marina – an immersive waterfront journey featuring lights, beautifully-decorated boats, interactive fun, and two shows nightly.     

Plan Your Visit

WinterFest on the Wisconsin runs November 9, 2022, to January 1, 2023, and is open each Wednesday – Sunday, in addition to select Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the holiday season. General admission pricing is $18.50 for adults and $16.50 for children. Nauticus members receive a discounted rate. Visit

WinterFest on the Wisconsin