Cassidy Gifford, Daughter of Kathie Lee, Named Carnival Celebration’s ‘Godmother’

Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Kathie Lee Gifford will serve as “Godmother” to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Celebration, at the ship’s naming ceremony on Nov. 20, 2022, in Miami.

Kathie Lee Gifford was Godmother to Carnival Celebration’s namesake, M/S Celebration, christened in 1987. Her mother served as Carnival’s spokesperson in the company’s television campaigns going back to the 1980s. Cassidy is the daughter of the late football great Frank Gifford.

In a video released today, Cassidy Gifford was surprised with the news by her mother.

Cassidy first started sailing on Carnival as an infant and has many childhood memories, she said.

“Carnival Cruise Line has been a huge part of our family with my earliest memories taking family trips on Carnival ships,” Cassidy Gifford said. “And now to be asked to be Godmother of the namesake ship to the one my mom christened is truly an honor and a blessing.  There was no hesitation when my mom asked me, and I can’t wait to see this amazing ship in Miami in November.”

Said Kathie Lee Gifford: “I was Carnival’s spokesperson for nearly 20 years starting in 1984, a time when I got married and had my children.”

Cassidy has been acting from a young age and is best known for her work in the box office hits God’s Not Dead and Warner Brothers’ The Gallows. She lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.