A press release reports about Marlee Matlin, who plays Joey Lucas:
"Academy Award-winning actress Marlee
Matlin will be godmother to Holland America Line's new Vista-class ship, the
ms Noordam, in a ceremony dedicating the ship in New York City on February 22,2006.
"Marlee Matlin is an accomplished actress, a generous woman in support of
those in need, and a driven advocate for causes that benefit our society,"
said Stein Kruse, president and chief executive officer, Holland America Line.
"We are honored to have her as the godmother for the ms Noordam and launch
this Vista-class vessel into service.
Matlin lives in the greater Los Angeles area with her husband and four
"Through the many paths I've taken over the last 20 years, this experience
will be brand new to me," said Matlin. "I'm proud to be launching a beautiful
and trend-setting ship that provides access to everyone to explore the world."