Jane joins 7 Oasis godmothers

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seymour.jpgAs the biggest ship in the world, it’s no surprise that the Oasis of the Seas will need a total of seven godmothers to perform the naming ceremony in Florida at the end of this month.
Or you could just say it’s another opportunity for Royal Caribbean to push home the message that their new ship is divided into seven different neighbourhoods.
Either way, it’s a delight to see that there is one Brit among the seven, though the pleasure is somewhat marred by the fact that the official press release spells her name incorrectly. It’s Jane Seymour, guys, not Seymore! Bond girl Jane – she was Solitaire in Live and Let Die – is a double Golden Globe award winner, for East of Eden and her long-running appearances in TV’s Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, and an Emmy Award winner. She was awarded an OBE in 2000.
Jane joins a list which includes model and TV star Daisy Fuentes (who is engaged to Matt Goss of Bros), actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, of the Cosby Show, and singer Gloria Estefan, who has already been godmother to an earlier RCI ship, the Empress of the Seas.
The remaining three are top American Olympic sports stars: ice skater Michelle Kwan, swimmer Dara Torres and gymnast Shawn Johnson.
Although the godmothers have been named, RCI have yet to announce who will be christening which neighbourhood of the ship. Easy enough to predict that Michelle will get the on-board ice rink, and that Dara might have a swimming pool or two. But where will Jane be smashing her bottle of champagne – in the Opal Theatre perhaps, or will she get the Globe and Atlas pub on the ship’s Royal Promenade?
The ceremony will take place in Fort Lauderdale on November 30 and unlike most events of this kind, which are for VIPs and specially-invited guests only, the Oasis naming will be open to anyone prepared to pay from $500 for the privilege.
The money raised will go to the Make A Wish Foundation, and there should be plenty of room for everyone – after all, the ship can accommodate more than 6,000 passengers.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:35+00:00 19 November 2009|Cruise people, New ships|0 Comments

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