The Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actress Blythe Danner has been named godmother of Seabourn Cruises newest ship, the 450-passenger Seabourn Quest.
Danner will name the vessel in Barcelona on June 20 in a sunset ceremony, just prior to its departure on its 14-day maiden voyage to Athens, Greece.
"Blythe Danner perfectly embodies the blend of style and sophistication, of emotional depth with a unique sense of fun that sparks the social atmosphere onboard a Seabourn ship," said Seabourn President Richard Meadows in a statement. "We couldn't be more thrilled to have her officially name our newest ship."
Danner earned a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free. On television, she won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime's Huff. On the big screen, Danner is best known for her roles in Woody Allen's Alice, the Meet the Parents series, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge with Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, and Sylvia, in which she performed with her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow.
Seabourn said that Danner has has been involved with environmental issues for more than 35 years and serves on the advisory board of Union of Concerned Scientists, Environmental Media Association in L.A., Environmental Advocates in Albany, and Energy Visions in New York City. She also serves on Planned Parenthood's board of advocates and is a member of the advisory board of the Bruce Paltrow Fund at the Oral Cancer Foundation, named after her husband.
The Quest is the third and last of Seabourn's Odyssey-class of ships. The Quest's maiden season includes seven-night Eastern Mediterranean cruises, operating alternately between Athens and Istanbul, and Venice and Athens, as well as a seven-day Black Sea voyage.
Updated : 10-05-2011 21:33:43
Source : travel.usatoday.com