Toddler triggers bottle smash as Symphony of the Seas christened in Miami

In the end, it was one of the smallest of humans who set in motion the christening of the biggest of cruise ships.

Seventeen-month-old Ocean PenaVega, with an assist from his parents, actors and megacruise fans Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, pressed a button late Thursday in Miami to trigger the smashing of a champagne bottle against Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the new world’s largest cruise ship. 

The PenaVegas were serving as godparents for the vessel at a dock-side christening ceremony at PortMiami that also included a parade of bagpipers and on-stage performers. The event was followed up by fireworks that lit up the waterfront of Miami. 

The PenaVegas are frequent Royal Caribbean cruisers. They got engaged on the line’s Oasis of the Seas and spent a “babymoon” on sister ship Allure of the Seas. Carlos PenaVega, who starred on the Nickelodeon series “Big Time Rush” and hosted the Nickeloeon game show “Webheads,” has been a Royal Caribbean regular for 25 years. 

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