Official Naming Ceremony of New Carnival Dream to Feature Marcia Gay Harden as Godmother

Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.

The official naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Lines’ new cruise ship Carnival Dream featuring Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden in the role of ship’s godmother was broadcasted live on the company’s web site on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Carnival Dream Ship

Live streaming video of the invitation-only event included an exhilarating dance performance, a nearly six-foot-tall champagne bottle and some other unexpected surprises. The ceremony was hosted by Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald while the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream was docked in New York City.

A live chat offering viewers an opportunity to ask questions about the Carnival Dream and comment on the festivities took place during the webcast as, well.

The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream ushers in an exciting new era in “Fun Ship” cruising, offering a host of innovations. These include Carnival WaterWorks, an expansive aqua park featuring the longest water slide at sea; Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café and live entertainment venue; more than 19,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and families; and a 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, the largest in the line’s fleet.

Carnival Dream debuted in Europe Sept. 21 and will operate a series of voyages from New York

before repositioning to Port Canaveral, Fla., to begin year-round Caribbean service Dec. 3.

2 comments

1 IRENE AND JOHN JOYCE { 11.17.09 at 1:14 pm }

THE DREAM IS A FABULOUS SHIP-WITH FABULOUS CREW–WE SAILED HER –OCT 3rd FROM ROME–ON THE 12 DAY MED CRUISE AND ARE SAILING HER AGAIN–FROM PORT CANAVERAL, FL- DEC. 3RD.

2 B. Fish { 11.18.09 at 1:43 pm }

What a cool ship! I really liked the Mongolian BBQ in the buffet area and the sushi was fantastic. The guy singing in the Piano Bar was so much fun – will definitely cruise on this ship again. Thanks for suggesting this one to me, Cruise Web!

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