Get Away With Fran

November 13, 2009

Carnival Dreams Big

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hardenchristening[1]┬áTony- and Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden used an official Yankees bat, signed by A-Rod (Alex Rodriquez), to offically launch Carnival’s newest and biggest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Dream in New York.

But where was A-Rod himself? He was at the Miami Heat game according to Carnival Chairman Micky Arison, a friend of the Yankee (Arison also owns the heat).

Still, the festivities in New York were fun, fun, fun, including a troupe of blue jogging suit-clad breakdancers flipping and jumping and flying across the stage, and a saga told by Carnival’s favorite cruise director, John Heald, about his love affair with a champagne bottle, a six-foot tall champagne bottle, which he posed with in the streets of New York and which made an appearance onstage during the naming ceremony

In fact, it was Heald’s “love interest” that got the bat that godmother Harden swung, spewing confetti onto the theater crowd as real champagne spewed from a real smashing champagne bottle out on deck (yes, the real bottle was on a wire and smashed fabulously).

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