Royal Caribbean International is putting its own twist on a long-standing tradition. It is bestowing the honor of "godmother" of its newest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, on seven different women, rather than the traditional one. These seven individuals will be honored at the official naming ceremony on Monday, November 30.
Why the number seven? Each woman was selected to represent one of the seven signature neighborhoods aboard the ship. They are:
Gloria Estefan - singer, songwriter, actor and author. She is also godmother of Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas
Michelle Kwan - Olympic figure skating medalist
Jane Seymour - actress and recipient of multiple Emmy's and Golden Globes, as well as an Officer of the British Empire
Dara Torres - swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist
Keshia Knight Pulliam - film and television actress known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show"
Shawn Johnson - gymnast and four-time medalist at the 2008 Olympic games. She will also be granting wishes onboard as part of Make-A-Wish Foundation
Daisy Fuentes - TV personality, producer, beauty and fitness expert
Tickets to the event begin at $500 per person. Guests who wish to continue onboard after the ceremony will receive a discount price, beginning at $650 for a four-night cruise to Royal Caribbean's private beach, Labadee.