Royal Caribbean International celebrated the homecoming of Harmony of the Seas with a spectacular naming ceremony Friday (Nov. 11) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Hosting the ceremony was Brittany Affolter from Teach For America Miami-Dade, who was selected as Godmother of Harmony of the Seas for her work in inspiring South Florida’s next generation to dream big, think differently and challenge the status quo. Royal Caribbean conducted a six-week search and received nearly 1,000 nominees for the honour usually reserved for celebrities and royalty.
To further welcome the ship to its new homeport in South Florida, singer-songwriter and Miami native Jon Secada, took centre stage, performing some of his greatest hits.
Harmony of the Seas is the world’s largest passenger ship, spanning 16 guest decks, encompassing 226,963 gross registered tons, carrying 5,497 guests (double occupancy) and featuring 2,747 staterooms.
Pictured, Captain Gus Andersson, Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International and Affolter following the naming ceremony.