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Carnival Cruise Trades Cruise for Va. Teen’s Snapchat Handle

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Carnival Cruise rolled into a small Virginia town this week on the hunt for a local teen and his coveted Snapchat handle @CarnivalCruise. 

The company surprised 15-year-old Darian Lipscomb at his Prospect, Virginia, home Tuesday night after peppering the town with signs asking "Hey Prospect, does anyone know Darian?'' 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the company offered to trade Lipscomb a free trip for his family aboard its newest ship, Carnival Horizon, in exchange for his Snapchat handle. The net worth of the trip is about $5,000. 

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Organizers say Lipscomb will receive customized surprises throughout the trip, which will be documented on the cruise's social channels. 

The Dispatch reports the company said the trade was a fun way to claim the handle and reward a "superfan."

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