By now, everybody knows her name.
Thanks to morning television, and twitters and blogs by the hundreds, Royal Caribbean's new giant of the seas is the talk of the vacation world -- a floating resort city, the largest cruise ship ever built, with beds for more than 6,000 passengers.
Today, she will be named officially Oasis of the Seas, as part of the traditional ceremony for the world's new ships. You know the routine: A woman, the celebratory godmother, breaks a bottle of champagne over the bow and offers a prayer for the ship and those who will sail on her.
Who will do the honors for the Oasis? Not a single godmother.
That would ruin the story line:
This ship is so big.
How big is it?
Big enough for seven godmothers.
They are: Actresses Jane Seymour, Daisy Fuentes and Keshia Knight Pulliam; singer Gloria Estefan; and American Olympic sports stars, ice skater Michelle Kwan, swimmer Dara Torres and gymnast Shawn Johnson.
The ceremony -- and spilling of champagne -- begins Monday afternoon, off the Florida coast, near Fort Lauderdale. Guests aboard bought their cabins for this one-night cruise by making a hefty contribution to the Make A Wish Foundation.