Royal Caribbean International announced that the international search for a Wonder Mom and Godmother of Wonder of the Seas, the newest Oasis class ship, is complete.
Marie McCrea, a Pennsylvania resident, was elected as the winner of the #SearchforWonderMom TikTok contest and will have the honor to take the role of the Godmother on the Wonder of the Seas, according to a press release.
“The search for such an inspiring mom who embodies the spirit of Wonder of the Seas was anything but easy. 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 of Royal Caribbean International.
“I want to thank everyone who nominated the Wonder Moms in their own 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.”
In the search for a Wonder Mom, more than 16,000 videos were submitted as part of 10.6 billion #SeachforWonderMom hashtag views.
McCrea who was nominated by her daughter Allie, is a devoted mother, wife, and cancer survivor. She will accept the honor of blessing the Wonder of the Seas during a naming ceremony at its first year-round homeport Port Canaveral, Florida, on December 9, 2022.
“This is a tremendous honor to have been chosen amongst all the incredible nominees, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Godmother for Wonder of the Seas,” said McCrea.
McCrea and her family will take part in the invite-only naming ceremony celebration cruise which will visit Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay. This will be followed by a seven-night Caribbean cruise where Marie and her family will stay at the Ultimate Family Suite.
Royal Caribbean has also invited other finalists Wonder Moms to set sail aboard the Wonder of the Seas with their families.
Following the naming ceremony, the Wonder of the Seas will set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida to St Thomas, Us Virgin Islands and Philipsburg, St. Maarten departing on December 11.