Mariah Carey christens Disney’s latest ship

Mariah Carey christened Disney Cruise Line’s latest ship Disney Fantasy in New York last night (March 1).

The ship’s official godmother named the ship during a star-studded celebration at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

She led the audience in a countdown that triggered a 6-foot tall bottle of champagne in the Atrium Lobby to erupt and shower onlookers with confetti and streamers as a traditional bottle of champagne broke against the ship’s hull.

Other celebs in attendance included comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Fantasy is the line’s fourth ship and includes some subtle changes to her sisters, including more space for sunbeds and splash pools.

Unlike her sisters, Disney Fantasy will be sailing week-long cruises to the western Caribbean, visiting Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel and the private resort of Castaway Cay; and the eastern Caribbean, calling at St Maarten, St Thomas and Castaway Cay.

She embarks on her maiden voyage on March 31 from Port Canaveral.

“The Disney Fantasy is a spectacular addition to our fleet and builds on the creativity, innovation and artistry that are hallmarks of the Disney Cruise Line,” said Walt Disney Company President and CEO Bob Iger.

“Like her sister ship, the Dream, the Fantasy will connect guests to iconic Disney characters and storytelling, creating unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation experiences for the entire family.”

• Get a sneak peek on board Disney Fantasy