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Nine-Year-Old Hailee Steberger Becomes Cruise Industry's First Waterslide Godchild

Posted on: November 17th, 2009 - News Blog

Hailee Steberger, 9, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., inaugurated the Twister waterslide on the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream, the line’s largest ship, during a shipboard ceremony held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, in New York City.

Steberger was selected from more than 500 contest entrants who created a drawing and essay that focused on their favorite dream.

Following a pair of eight-day voyages from New York, Carnival Dream will launch year-round Caribbean service from Port Canaveral, Fla., Dec. 3.