When Celebrity Ascent launches later this year, it will be captained by two brothers and boast sister Godmothers: Captain Sandy Yawn of "Below Deck" and her sister Michelle Dunham, founder of the Jacksonville School for Autism.
"We are honored to have Captain Sandy and her sister Michelle join the legacy of Celebrity's Godmothers, as they are both inspirational women who have dedicated their lives to making a positive impact in the world," said Laura Hodges Bethge, president of Celebrity Cruises.
"Captain Sandy's life story is one of resilience, leadership and strength, as a pioneer in the maritime industry and as an inspirational role model for young women. Her sister Michelle is a tireless advocate for children with autism and shows us what is possible when you follow your vision for a better world. Both women live by Celebrity's values, and we have no doubt they are the perfect choices for Ascent."
Yawn and Dunham will officially name the ship during a ceremony on December 1, 2023. They join the likes of Simone Biles, Malala Yousafzai, and Reshma Saujani, as godmothers of the line's Edge Class ships.