Hollywood star Blythe Danner is the be the godmother of the Seabourn Quest, the exclusive cruise line announced this week.
Danner, the mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, has had a string of film hits including Meet the Parents, Woody Allen's Alice and Sylvia and is an accomplished Broadway actress, earning a Tony Award for her performance in Butterflies Are Free.
Now, her name will headline the christening of the Seabourn Quest, set to take place June 20 in Barcelona ahead of the ship's 14-day maiden voyage to Athens, Greece.
Like Seabourn's other ships, the Quest is rather compact in size, carrying only 450 passengers, although the line points out that the low number gives the Quest (along with its sister ships the Odyssey and Sojourn) one of the highest passenger-to-space ratios in the industry.
Nearly all of its suites boast a veranda, also fairly rare in the cruise industry, although the on-board amenities are fairly standard - four restaurants, several bars, a spa, casino and a small theater.
The ship will sail seven-day Mediterranean cruises during her maiden season through January 2012, when she will begin a 109-day world tour eastbound from Fort Lauderdale.
Blythe Danner is one of several Hollywood stars who will lend her name to a ship this year.
Jennifer Hudson christened the Disney Dream back in January, while this month's launch of Carnival Magic was conducted by Lindsey Wilkerson, a former cancer patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and now an employee and ambassador for the institution.Reuse content