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A South Florida educator is named Godmother of Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean has found its Godmother for its newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, and that person is South Florida educator Brittany Affolter.

Brittany’s work with Teach for America in Miami-Dade County has supported and inspired a number of high-needs schools in Royal Caribbean’s hometown.

Following a search that lasted months, Brittany was among three finalists, who then competed in a vote by the general public. Brittany won and was selected to become the ship’s Godmother. For winning, she will be recognized for her incredible contributions to the education of South Florida youth with a grant of $25,000 donated by Royal Caribbean. The grant money will be donated to Teach for America Miami-Dade.

As Godmother and in keeping with the historic maritime tradition, Brittany will have the privilege to officially name the ship and bless the vessel and all those who sail onboard, during the prestigious naming ceremony at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL on November 10, 2016.  Some of the students whose lives Brittany has changed will be invited to attend as her guests. 




October 26, 2016

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