Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart Named Godmother of New Cruise Ship

Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart will serve as the godmother of Oceania Cruises' new ship, Marina, christening the boat with a smash of a 15-liter Nebuchadnezzar of champagne, custom-made by Armand de Brignac.

A television personality, Hart will complete her final season as host of Entertainment Tonight this year, which is celebrating its 30th season.

In addition to her work as television anchor, Hart is a devoted philanthropist, serving as a member on the board of trustees for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as well as an ambassador for Childhelp USA, which combats child abuse.

“It’s very exciting, and a bit humbling,” said Hart, “I’m truly honored to serve as the godmother for Marina – she will be a very special ship. And, I look forward to smashing a great bottle of champagne as we let the celebration begin!”

After christening festivities in Miami, Marina will set sail Feb. 8 on the first of two 18-day Panama Canal transits that visit San Francisco or San Diego, both new ports for Oceania Cruises.

Marina then operates a 12-day Caribbean cruise, round-trip from Miami, departing March 16, before sailing along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and on to Europe to begin her inaugural Mediterranean season.

Marina boasts 66,000 tons capable of carrying 1,250 guests, offering 10 restaurants including Jacques, the first restaurant at sea for gourmet Chef Jacques Pépin.

Other highlights include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, Ralph Lauren Home-furnished Owner’s Suites, and a grand stairway custom-crafted by renowned French glass master, Lalique.