Royal Caribbean’s Search for Cruise Ship Godmother

Royal Caribbean International has announced its search for the godmother of its newest ship, Wonder of the Seas.

The search begins today on TikTok — United States TikTok users can take part in the #SearchForWonderMom contest by nominating a mom who Royal Caribbean says “inspires those around them to discover, wonder, and make memories.”

Submissions will be open through Monday, May 16 at 11:59 pm eastern time. The winner will be announced on Royal Caribbean’s TikTok this summer.

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Wonder of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)

“The role of a Godmother is an important and longstanding maritime tradition, and it began with naming prominent public figures to now recognizing everyday heroes like moms,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Wonder of the Seas is designed to inspire wonder and awe in children and travelers of all ages. Moms do just that and more day in and day out.”

Wonder‘s godmother will bestow a blessing of safekeeping on the ship, its crew, and the guests who will sail on her in the years to come during a ceremony in Port Canaveral in December. The honoree and her family will also set sail on a cruise to Royal Caribbean’s private island Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Wonder of the Seas’ godmother and her family will get to take a vacation that includes a seven-night cruise in the ship’s Ultimate Family Suite, three nights in a five-star hotel prior to the voyage, and up to $1,000 in spending money.

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The kids’ room in the Ultimate Family Suite (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

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Four finalists will also be able to enjoy Wonder of the Seas on a seven-night cruise in a balcony cabin for up to four guests.

The entry guidelines are as follows:

  • Users must follow @RoyalCaribbean on TikTok.
  • Submissions must be posted on TikTok and share why their nominee would be the ideal godmother for Wonder of the Seas.
  • Uploaded videos must use Royal Caribbean’s original #SearchForWonderMom contest audio track pinned on the cruise line’s profile.
  • Entries must tag @RoyalCaribbean and include #SearchForWonderMom and #Contest

Wonder of the Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship, divided into eight distinct neighborhoods, including the new Suite Neighborhood for suite guests.

The vessel includes the new Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar, the underwater-themed playground Wonder Playscape, The Ultimate Abyss slide, and a redesigned AquaTheater.

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Wonder Playscape (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The vessel will spend the summer in Europe before returning to the states this November to her new year-round home in Port Canaveral.

From there, the vessel will operate seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises.

Full details on the #SearchForWonderMom TikTok contest are available on Royal Caribbean’s contest webpage.

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