Darren Woodson, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Cowboys, served as emcee for the event, which included appearances by team mascot Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers and Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Drumline.
Among the activities were mini-golf, a bean bag toss, ping pong, an inflatable slide shaped like a Fun Ship funnel, face-painting and a re-creation of the Football Academy training camp. Carnival also provided a taste of offerings from its Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub and the Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina.
Throughout the day, contestants were chosen at random for the chance to compete in a football toss against Woodson. Every hour, one attendee won a Carnival cruise.
Carnival is the biggest cruise line in Texas, with three ships sailing year-round from Galveston. Together, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph carry more than 600,000 passengers annually.