Royal Caribbean Names Canadian Travel Agent Godmother of New Liberty of The Seas Ontario Agent to Preside Over World’s Largest Cruise Ship

The public has spoken, and the votes have been tallied. After a six month search, Royal Caribbean International today named travel agent Donnalea Madaley godmother of the cruise line’s newest ship, Liberty of the Seas, at Cruise Lines International Association’s Cruise3Sixty conference. Donnalea, of Ontario-based Marlin Travel, was selected from among nearly 2,500 nominations of exemplary women travel agents who have demonstrated dedication to philanthropy and service in their communities. In the spirit of maritime tradition, Donnalea will participate in the naming ceremony of Liberty on May 18, 2007, and help launch the cruise ship, a prestigious role often performed by dignitaries and celebrities.

“It is a great honor to congratulate Donnalea Madaley on her selection as the godmother of Liberty of the Seas. Through her, we are demonstrating our ultimate appreciation to the travel agent community; recognizing the important role they play in the success of the cruise industry; and acknowledging their service and contributions to make the world a better place,” said Lisa Bauer, senior vice president, Sales, Royal Caribbean International. “In our search, we have learned about the good works of so many women travel agents. These selfless women all deserve recognition of their deep commitment to serve their communities and beyond.”