Dec. 9 naming festivities at Port Canaveral
A devoted mom, wife and cancer survivor, Marie McCrea overcame adversity with incredible strength, and at the center of her story are the memories she inspired and made with her family through it all. She will officially name Wonder of the Seas name Wonder of the Seas at festivities in Port Canaveral on Dec. 9.
'Marie and her family have a heartening and encouraging story that made us cry and rejoice and hopeful, and throughout it all, she inspired wonder and adventure in those around her,' said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.
More than 16,000 videos created
Bayley thanked everyone who nominated the Wonder Moms in their lives.
'More than 16,000 videos were created, and I was in awe of all the incredible stories of the everyday heroes who are motivating those around them to discover, wonder and make memories,' he added.
McCrea and her family will be aboard Wonder of the Seas' naming celebration cruise that visits Perfect Day at CocoCay. They'll also be treated to a weeklong Caribbean vacation staying in the ship's Ultimate Family Suite, which features an in-suite slide, a cinema and karaoke room, game consoles, a private balcony and more.
10.6b #SearchforWonderMom hashtag views
In the widespread search on TikTok for the ultimate Wonder Mom, videos were submitted as part of 10.6b #SeachforWonderMom hashtag views. A Royal Caribbean panel considered the top submissions. From those compelling stories, McCrea was chosen.
The cruise line also invited the Wonder Moms who were finalists to sail on Wonder of the Seas with their families.
The world's largest cruise ship made its first arrival to Port Canaveral on Nov. 13.
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