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The Cruising World’s First Ever Godfamily, But Which Ship Has The First Honour?

The Cruising World’s First Ever Godfamily, But Which Ship Has The First Honour?

Royal Caribbean have just offered actors and huge fans of the line along with their 17-month-old son Ocean to be Godfamily of Symphony of the Seas.

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega accepted the honour after Royal asked the big question while they were onboard sister ship Harmony of the Seas filming Hallmark Channel’s Love at Sea. 

The couple has celebrated a number of milestones on the Oasis class ships, including their engagement aboard Oasis of the Seas and spending their babymoon on Allure. 

Carlos took his first cruise when he was just four years old which has now been beaten by his son, who took his first voyage at 13 months.

“Carlos and Alexa have been an extension of our family for quite some time, and they truly personify our spirit of innovation and adventure in every way,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

“We’re very excited to welcome them and their son Ocean as the first-ever Godfamily to officially name a ship. Their passion for cruising and commitment to family make them the perfect choice to serve as the guiding spirits for Symphony of the Seas.”

The PenaVegas’ have been in the limelight for some time; Alexa made a name for herself at a young age when she starred as “Carmen Cortez” in the Spy Kids film series.

Carlos shot to fame after starring on the Nickelodeon musical comedy BIG TIME RUSH as “Carlos Garcia” and both Alexa and Carlos have since starred in a number of films.

November 2018, Carlos, Alexa, and Ocean will be the first family to have the honour of naming Symphony of the Seas and bestowing a blessing for the safekeeping of her crew and guests during a formal ceremony when she arrives to her permanent home in Miami.

“Words can’t describe the overwhelming emotions we’re feeling,” said Carlos PenaVega, alongside Alexa and Ocean.

“Royal Caribbean ships have been the backdrops to so many unforgettable moments in our life, and it means so much to us to be named Godfamily of Symphony of the Seas. Royal Caribbean continues to make amazing memories with our family, and this next adventure will be our best yet.”

Symphony is homeported in Barcelona, Spain for the summer, operating 7-night Mediterranean sailings.

On November 9th, Miami will be the ship’s year-round home where she will operate 7-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises, including visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay, the line’s private Bahamian island.


What do you think of Royal giving Symphony of the Seas a Godfamily? What did you vote in our poll? Do you think the PenaVegas’ were a good choice for the world’s largest cruise ship? Leave us your comments below!

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