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Friday, July 27, 2012

Freedom's God Mother


Good morning,

As each new ship is launched, her God Mother is present to name her and break a perfectly good bottle of champagne over her bow.  ;)
Freedom of the Seas was launched in 2006 and her God Mother is Katherine Louise Calder.  I understand she still visits the ship once each year.

More about Freedom and images of her to come....

Best,
Lois

7 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's pretty neat. How did she get chosen to be "Godmother?"

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Mona,

If I remember correctly for this one frequent cruisers were invited to submit nominations for God Mother, then she was selected from those nominated. It is a change from selecting Royalty (Queen of Norway for Majesty of the Seas) or entertainers (Whoopie Goldberg for the Viking Serenade - no longer in the RCCL fleet.)

Thanks for stopping by and your very kind comments. I look forward to being able to visit your and other blogs on Sunday when we get to a U.S. port.

All the best,
Lois

TexWisGirl said...

ah. thanks for answering that question. :)

Happy Days said...

When will you get to be God Mother?! I think you'd make a perfect one!!...debbie

Lois Evensen said...

I don't think that will ever happen, Debbie. ;)

Nedra said...

I had no idea that ships had Godmother's. What a nice thing! It looks like they pick someone very deserving.

NixBlog said...

Great idea! I hope she gets a free cruise now and then!