Hudson on deck for debut of Disney cruise line

January 20, 2011 6:25:50 AM PST
The first Disney cruise line ship to debut in more than a decade was christened in Florida with a little help from Chicago's own Jennifer Hudson.

Hudson sang for the event and is the ship's godmother.

The Disney Dream is billed as the most high-tech cruise ship ever built. It features cabins with "virtual portholes" that offer a real-time view of the sea. The ship also has a restaurant where an animated character from "Finding Nemo" talks with diners.

The ship's maiden voyage is set for next week.

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