NEW YORK (AP) -- Singer Mariah Carey helped christen the new Disney cruise ship Fantasy at a Hudson River pier in Manhattan Thursday night and promised to bring her twins back to enjoy some Disney hospitality.
"I christen thee Disney Fantasy. May God bless this ship and all who sail on it," said Carey as she stood with Disney's CEO Bob Iger, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, and of course Mickey Mouse.
The ceremony was held inside the ship's atrium with a fake larger-than-life bottle of Champagne that sprayed the room with shiny confetti while Carey's husband Nick Cannon stood on a deck of the ship with a real bottle in the company of Minnie Mouse.
Earlier Carey got a cheer from the crowd as she sang the line "I'm a native New Yorker," adding, "I'm going to love bringing my new babies here." Her twins were born less than a year ago.
The 4,000-passenger 14-deck ship with its distinctive mouse ears logo arrived in New York Tuesday after traveling nearly 3,800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the shipyards where it was built in Bremerhaven, Germany. The ship will sail on seven-night Caribbean cruises starting March 31 from Port Canaveral, Fla.