Royal Caribbean On The Search For Its Latest Cruise Ship Godmother

A woman who’s passionate about education, inspiring the future generation, and is making a positive change within the community. Sounds like you? If you live in Florida, then Royal Caribbean International wants you to name its new ship.  

The South Florida-based cruise line is on the search for its latest cruise ship godmother, who will christen the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, when she makes her U.S. debut in November.

The ship, which boasts seven distinct neighbourhoods, diverse dining and entertainment options, as well as thrilling activities, such as a zip-line, carousel, and the tallest slide at sea, will be named in her homeport of Fort Laurderdale on November 10, 2016.

Royal Caribbean is partnering with South Florida ABC affiliate Local 10 to find a woman who is inspiring the next generation to dream big and think differently. Florida residents are encouraged to nominate a mentor, educator, or teacher whose passion for education and a better tomorrow inspires students to make a positive impact on the world.

The winner will not only be honoured as godmother to the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, but will also be awarded a $25,000 grant to her school or non-profit organisation to fund education initiatives that will further her mission to inspire South Florida’s youth. The female winner will also receive a seven-night cruise for two aboard the ship.

“Royal Caribbean’s legacy is built on a dream that began in a small trailer on Biscayne Boulevard,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “That’s why when we thought about the godmother for Harmony of the Seas, a ship that is not just the world’s largest, but the ultimate expression of our history and future, we knew that we wanted to pay tribute to our roots and community with this designation. Who better to welcome Harmony home than an outstanding woman who is inspiring the dreamers and innovators of South Florida’s next generation.” 

The contest is open to volunteers or full- and part-time employees at a school or educational organization in Miami-Dade County, Broward County or Palm Beach County. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nominees must be legal residents of Florida and 21 years of age or older at time of nomination and nominators must be 13 years of age or older as of date of entry. Official Rules can be read by visiting The Entry Period for nominations ends on September 23, 2016.


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