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Disney Fantasy cruise's star-studded NY christening

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Singer Mariah Carey joins Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas O. Staggs, left, Walt Disney Co. president and chief executive Robert A. Iger and >Mickey Mouse for the christening of the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, in Manhattan. (March 1, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Mariah Carey, Neil Patrick Harris and others were on board Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy, for a star-studded christening gala March 1, 2012, in Manhattan. The 4,000-passenger, 14-deck ship with its distinctive mouse ears logo arrived 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 7-night Caribbean cruises starting March 31 from Port Canaveral, Fla.

The newest Disney cruise ship, Fantasy, was christened
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The newest Disney cruise ship, Fantasy, was christened Thursday night in Manhattan; it will make its first official voyage out of Florida later this month. The celebration featured surprise MCs Neil Patrick Harris and Jerry Seinfeld. Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon christened the ship alongside Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Here's a glimpse of the festivities and a sneak preview of what's waiting on board. (Another Disney ship, the Magic, sets sail out of Manhattan beginning in May.) (March 1, 2012)

Actor Neil Patrick Harris was a surprise MC
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris was a surprise MC at the "Fantasy" christening celebration on March 1 in Manhattan. Dancers wore "I love NY" T-shirts, and Harris sang Disney songs with doctored lyrics, such as "Super-splashy-synergistic-glitzy-celebration." (March 1, 2012)

Snippets of Disney shows from the
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Snippets of Disney shows from the "Fantasy" cruise ship entertained press, travel agents and Disney bigwigs at the christening of the new ship in Manhattan. (March 1, 2012)

Princess Tiana takes the stage during the christening
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Princess Tiana takes the stage during the christening festivities on board Disney's newest ship, "Fantasy." (March 1, 2012)

The
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The "Fantasy" will add brand new entertainment including a show called "Wishes." (March 1, 2012)

Jerry Seinfeld's comedy routine included jokes about his
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Jerry Seinfeld's comedy routine included jokes about his 12 years of marriage and his son's birthday party. (March 1, 2012)

The pool area includes a water-coaster that juts
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The pool area includes a water-coaster that juts out over the sea, like its sister ship, the Dream. (March. 1, 2012)

Cruisers will be able to watch movies poolside
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Cruisers will be able to watch movies poolside -- or while in the water -- on the jumbo screen. (March 1, 2012)

Disney is in all the details on the
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Disney is in all the details on the new ship Fantasy. Notice the hand on the elevator dial-- it's got the iconic Mickey Mouse glove. (Mar. 1, 2012)

Disney is in all the details on the
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Disney is in all the details on the new ship Fantasy -- notice Walt Disney's initials in script on each row of chairs in the ship's Walt Disney Theater. (March 1, 2012)

Mosaics abound on the ship -- here's a
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Mosaics abound on the ship -- here's a detail of a little fish swimming in the mosaic of a ship buffet area. (March 1, 2012)

Disney themes are woven tastefully throughout the ship's
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Disney themes are woven tastefully throughout the ship's decor. Here, characters appear in a raised motif in the ship's Atrium. (March 1, 2012)

A new concept in dining on the Fantasy
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A new concept in dining on the Fantasy is found in the Artist's Palate restaurant. Diners are each given a placemat and magic marker and instructed to draw a character. The waiter picks up each placemat prior to taking diners' orders and promises a surprise at dessert. (March 1, 2012)

Characters are drawn in green, red or blue
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Characters are drawn in green, red or blue marker. (March 1, 2012)

At dessert, the characters diners created are animated
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At dessert, the characters diners created are animated on screen for all to enjoy. They dance and ice skate, to the delight of their creators. (March 1, 2012)

Adults on board can forget all about Disney
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Adults on board can forget all about Disney characters and escape to a grown-up world at night in the seven bars in the Europa club area. (March 1, 2012)

In the Ooh La-La lounge, Parisian-style entertainers perform.
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In the Ooh La-La lounge, Parisian-style entertainers perform. (March 1, 2012)

Intricate mosaics even grace the bathrooms in the
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Intricate mosaics even grace the bathrooms in the Europa club area where a Spanish flamenco dancer is featured. (March 1, 2012)

Confetti rains down as Mariah Carey toasts the
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Confetti rains down as Mariah Carey toasts the new ship. "May God Bless this ship and all who sail on her," Carey said. (March 1, 2012)

Disney characters get into the act, awaiting the
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Disney characters get into the act, awaiting the countdown to the bubbly. (March 1, 2012)

The Disney Fantasy, the newest ship of Disney
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The Disney Fantasy, the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, sails past the Statue of Liberty after traveling across the Atlantic from Germany, where it was built. (Feb. 28, 2012)

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is docked for
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The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is docked for its christening in Manhattan. (March 1, 2012)

The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is docked for
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The Disney Fantasy cruise ship is docked for its christening, (March 1, 2012)

Ty Pennington is joined by Minnie Mouse aboard
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Ty Pennington is joined by Minnie Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala. (March 1, 2012)

Erin Andrews is joined by Mickey Mouse aboard
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Erin Andrews is joined by Mickey Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala. (March 1, 2012)

Tim Gunn is joined by Minnie Mouse aboard
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Tim Gunn is joined by Minnie Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held in New York City. (March 1, 2012)

Neil Patrick Harris is joined by Minnie Mouse
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Neil Patrick Harris is joined by Minnie Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held in New York City. (March 1, 2012)

Alan Cumming is joined by Mickey Mouse and
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Alan Cumming is joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held in New York City. (March 1, 2012)

Singer Mariah Carey joins Walt Disney Parks and
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Singer Mariah Carey joins Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Thomas O. Staggs, left, Walt Disney Co. president and chief executive Robert A. Iger and >Mickey Mouse for the christening of the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, in Manhattan. (March 1, 2012)

Nancy Grace is joined by Mickey Mouse and
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Nancy Grace is joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held in New York City (March 1, 2012).

Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger poses
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Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger poses for photos aboard the newest ship of Disney Cruise Line, the Disney Fantasy, at a star-studded christening gala held in New York.(Thursday, March 1, 2012)

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