It's always a special occasion when a godmother returns to sail on her ship, and it's becoming more and more rare these days.
Noted actress Marion Ross was aboard Emerald Princess this week during its transatlantic crossing to Europe. Ms. Ross was one of the four godmothers who named the ship in 2007 during a Mothers' Day-themed ceremony where two classic tv-mothers and their tv-daughters did the honors. The godmothers were Ms. Ross and her tv-daughter, Erin Moran, from “Happy Days” (Marion and Joanie Cunningham), along with Florence Henderson and her tv-daughter, Susan Olsen, from “The Brady Bunch” (Carol and Cindy Brady).
Ms. Ross was, of course, invited to check out the bridge of "her" ship, and she is shown here with Capt. Mario Ciruzzi on Emerald Princess' starboard bridge wing.