For hundreds of years it has been a maritime custom to name a godmother for a new ship. In the past, the godmother was either royalty or an accomplished military or political figure. More recently, godmothers have been actresses or celebrities and in the case of the Disney Wonder, Tinker Bell. A shipâ€™s godmother blesses the vessel before its first official sailing.
The Christening Ceremony for the Disney Cruise Line fleetâ€™s newest ship, the Disney Dream takes place this week. As is the custom, there will be an official godmother who will give the new ship her personal blessing. Joining her on the ship that day will be four of Disney Parksâ€™ vacation â€œFairy Godmothers.â€
Andi Sims, a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel is the 2011 Disney Cruise Line Specialist Mom. She along with Bernie Edwards, Ritzy McCarthy, and Jill Cooper will set sail on the Disney Dream right after the ceremony on a special Christening Cruise.
They will be the eyes and ears for you, our guests. The Moms will study all the amazing new features aboard the Disney Dream, one of the most technologically advanced cruise ships in operation. It features the AquaDuck, a first-of-its-kind water coaster that takes guests 12 feet over the side of the ship, â€œpaintingsâ€ that come to life, an animated sea turtle who chats with people about living in the ocean and Peter Pan takes children on a virtual flight as the floor below their feet turns into the rooftops of London.
This week we announce the official godmother for the Disney Dream. Watch the Dreamâ€™s Fairy Godmothers and other VIP guests during the live webcast of the Christening Ceremony and cruise at www.disneycruise.com/dream beginning January 19 at 10:30AM EST. For opinions and advice about Disney Cruise Line or other Disney vacation destinations, ask Andi and her friends at www.DisneyWorldMoms.com.