Harmony of the Seas may have already been in service in the Mediterranean since May, but she’s still lacking one very important thing: a godmother.
Royal Caribbean is taking a unique approach in finding a godmother for the massive cruise ship. Instead of choosing a usual celebrity or member of a royal family, the cruise line is looking to the people that make the world a better place; specifically in southern Florida.
Harmony will be making her debut in the United States this November when she arrives in her new home, Port Everglades. To celebrate, Royal Caribbean is partnering with southern Florida ABC affiliate Local 10 to look locally for a woman who’s inspiring the next generation to dream big, think differently, and challenge the status quo. They’ve launched a contest to find such a woman, and name her godmother of the world’s largest cruise ship.
Residents of south Florida can visit local10.com/godmother and nominate a teacher, educator, or mentor who has a passion for education and inspires students to make a positive impact on the world. Not only will the winner be named the ship’s godmother, but she will also receive a $25,000 for her school or non-profit to fund education initiatives. The new godmother will also be able to host a “field trip” for those she’s influenced to be her guests at Harmony of the Seas’ naming ceremony, and will then set sail later that evening with three guests on a two-night pre-inaugural cruise. She will also receive a future seven-night cruise for two aboard the ship.
The contest is open to volunteers, full and part-time employees of a school or educational organization in Miami-Dade Country, Broward County, or Palm Beach County. Entries are accepted until September 23, 2016. For more details, visit the link mentioned above.
The world’s largest cruise ship boasts a 10-story slide, acrobatic performances in the Aqua Theater, a massive central park area, 16 guest decks, and 2,747 staterooms. She will arrive in Fort Lauderdale in November to sail seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries. Sister ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas are also in Florida, in Port Canaveral and Port Everglades, respectively.