Oceania Cruises name Godmother of Marina
Mary Hart as been named as the godmother of Oceania Cruises' new cruise ship Marina. The US TV personality and Entertainment Tonight presenter will name the ship in Miami at a ceremony on February 5th 2011, which will see a 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of champagne crashing against the hull to commemorate the occasion.
After the festivities in Miami, Marina sets sail on February 8th for an 18-day Panama Canal cruise, followed by a 12-day Caribbean cruise departing March 16, before sailing along the U.S. coast and on to Europe to begin her inaugural Mediterranean season
Entertainment Tonight is the world's number one syndicated entertainment show in the world and has been running for thirty years. Mary Hart joined the show as a correspondent in June 1982 and became co-host within weeks.
Mary Hart has been involved with philanthropic causes devoted to children, and is a member of the board of trustees for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, serves as Leadership Chair of the New Hospital Campaign, and is an ambassador for Childhelp USA.
Hart is the recipient of the Samaritan Award from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation for her work on behalf of several children's charities. In 2001, she was honoured with the first-ever Children's Miracle Achievement Award for her "long-standing commitment to children and contributing in many ways to bettering the lives of children everywhere."
At 66,000 tons and carrying 1,250 guests, Marina features an array of stylish bars and lounges and 10 dining venues - six of which are open-seating, gourmet restaurants - including Jacques, the first restaurant at sea for Chef Jacques Pépin. Other highlights include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Bon Appétit Culinary Centre, Owner's Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home, and a grand stairway custom-crafted by renowned French glass master, Lalique.