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Moms Panel: Champagne Across The Bow

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 ship’s godmother blesses the vessel before its first official sailing.

Disney Dream Christening Ceremony

The Christening Ceremony for the Disney Cruise Line fleet’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 Parks’ vacation “Fairy Godmothers.”

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, “paintings” 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 Dream’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.


  • I’ll be watching this morning! Can’t wait to hear all about this amazing ship from my “Fairy Godmother/Father” friends. So exciting!

  • Go Moms! Can’t wait to live vicariously through all of you!

  • Will I be able to watch it later in the day? I am not allowed to watch it at work. Flash is blocked? I hope I can. We are going Feb. 24th and am soooooooo excited.

  • Go Ritzy! Take the plunge for us. We can’t wait to see the photos and all the fun and culinary delights that will be had on this amazing ship! Good luck with your travels.

  • You are going to love the Dream! She is simply gorgeous. Andi, Bernie, Jill, Ritzy and I will be taking pictures and collecting lots of feedback for everyone.

    I have already declared Cove Cafe as my satellite office on the ocean! I will be holding court there until Friday!

  • This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see more about this amazing ship!

  • can’t wait to see it all. im so excited to be coming down on the 26th for the maiden voyage.

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