The Winner Is….

Drumrool please! After months of waiting and thousands of submissions from around the world were received, Hornblower Niagara Cruises is thrilled to introduce, ‘Niagara Thunder’ and Niagara Wonder’ as the names for the two state-of-the-art catamarans. The ‘Name Our Boats’ contest that began in December 2013 received thousands of creative submissions from those who thought would best represent Niagara’s newest vessels.  

After the names were chosen in December 2013, they were then submitted to Transport Canada to be sure the names were not previously submitted. 

The lucky winners were: Ms. Lina Muraca’s Kindergarten Class at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada who submitted, ‘Niagara Wonder’ and Mr. Dharmesh Rami of Hyderabad, India who submitted ‘Niagara Thunder.’

Not only will the winners see the boats adorned with the winner’s name submission, they have the opportunity to experience Niagara Cruises  ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour. The school of Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary has won an entire school trip for students and staff to experience as well as entire VIP behind the scenes experience. As for Mr. Rami, he has won an all-expense paid trip for two to Niagara Falls, Canada including return airfare from India, 5 nights deluxe Fallsview hotel accommodations, all meals and attraction admissions for two and a very special trip aboard the Niagara Thunder.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises thanks each and every person who submitted a name as they were all fantastic entries, however it was Niagara Thunder and Niagara Wonder that best reflect the power of Niagara Falls.

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