Adventure of the Seas Arrives in New York City
11/10/01 6:08 AM
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean International's Adventure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, arrives at 10:00 a.m. today at New York harbor, making her the first major passenger ship to return to the harbor since the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks.
The 142,000-ton ship will be officially named by representatives from the Fire Department of New York and New York Police Department in a ceremony on the ship at Pier 88 at 5 p.m. today. Representing the firemen and police officers who saved so many lives and lost their own in the collapse of World Trade Center towers are Maggie McDonnell, widow of Police Officer Brian McDonnell; Tara Stackpole, widow of firefighter Captain Timothy Stackpole; fireman Kevin Hannafin, who lost his brother, firefighter Tom Hannafin; and Sgt. Richard Lucas of the NYPD Harbor Unit, which assisted rescuers. Approximately 2,000 police and firemen's family members will join the four godparents and Mayor Giuliani for the naming ceremony. The families will then sail on a special two-night tribute cruise. Royal Caribbean will also make a $50,000 contribution to the Twin Towers Relief Fund.