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Vintage Walt Disney World: Past Disney Cruise Line Christenings

posted on March 1st, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

Today, Disney Cruise Line officially welcomes the Disney Fantasy into its fleet of ships when it will be christened in New York City. This marks the first time a Disney Cruise Line ship christening will take place outside of Port Canaveral, Fla. The Maiden Voyage for the Disney Fantasy will be March 31 from Port Canaveral.

Below is a look back at the christening ceremonies for the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Dream.




Every cruise ship has a Godmother, and our Disney Cruise Line ships are no different. The Godmother for the Disney Magic was Patty Disney, for the Disney Wonder it was Tinker Bell, while Jennifer Hudson was the Godmother for the Disney Dream. And later today, the Godmother for the Disney Fantasy will be revealed. Any guesses?

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Kimberly from MA on March 1st, 2012 at 9:07 am

I think Julie Andrews would make a great Godmother for the Fantasy!!


Brandon on March 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am

I’m thinking the godmother of the Disney Fantasy is going to be either Diane Disney Miller or Julie Andrews. If it’s a Disney character it would be Cinderella’s godmother, the three good fairies, or the blue fairy.


Adam from GA on March 1st, 2012 at 10:03 am

Nate, I cant believe you are awake from being at The Magic Kingdom for 24 hours.


Nate Rasmussen on March 1st, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I am awake!! Who’s ready for another 24?


Mike on March 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am

Julie Andrews is the Godmother for another Cruiseline ship :-( so she will probably not be one for a Disney Vessel. I would hope it would be Jodi Benson!


Mike on March 1st, 2012 at 10:30 am

Mariah Carey is the word on the street and Jerry Seinfeld is supposed to make an appearance.


Carolyn from CA on March 1st, 2012 at 11:08 am

I wish you were webcasting the event like you did for the Dream. :-( So sad for those that could not be there.


Kyle on March 1st, 2012 at 11:29 am

Marry Poppins because she’s practically perfect in everyway!


Tamara on March 1st, 2012 at 11:38 am

Gosh I hope its not Mariah Carey….I hope its Jodi Benson


Carolyn from IL on March 1st, 2012 at 11:44 am

Why aren’t they doing a webcast of the Christening – I’m bummed.

True Julie Andrew’s would be perfect and my choice but true she is a godmother for another cruise line that was established prior to the Disney Cruise Line.

I would love for Diane Disney Miller a family member to be the godmother.


Lisa from ON on March 1st, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Just hoping the Mariah Carey rumours aren’t true…not sure how she fits the Disney image…..