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Mariah Carey christens Disney ship

Mariah Carey christens Disney shipThe Disney Fantasy, the fourth ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, was christened March 1 during a star-studded christening celebration in New York at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. On a night filled with celebrity performances from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cannon and Heather Headley, it was Disney Fantasy godmother, Mariah Carey, who took centre stage for the christening moment. Similar to the famed New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, Carey led the audience in a countdown that triggered a 1.8-metre-tall bottle of champagne in the Atrium Lobby to erupt and shower onlookers with confetti and streamers as a traditional bottle of champagne broke against the ship’s hull. Disney Fantasy begins sailing on March 31. Pictured, Carey joins Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert A. Iger (r), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas O. Staggs and Mickey Mouse. (Matt Stroshane/Disney, photographer)