Musician and singer Myleene Klass has been lined up to be godmother of and to name Carnival Splendor in Dover next month. The 4,914-passenger ship will be the first Carnival ship to be named in the UK.
In addition to this Carnival Splendor will have the honour of being the biggest, at 113,000-tonne, ship to sail out of Dover after the naming ceremony on 10th July 2008. It’s first work will be a preview cruise lasting 3 days berthing in Amsterdam, Holland and returning to Dover where it will begin it’s official inaugural cruise, lasting 12 days and berthing in Copenhagen, Warnemunde (for Berlin), Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn and Amsterdam.
“Myleene is the perfect Godmother to name Carnival Splendor, with her many talents complementing the many features on the ship, which is already attracting a broad passenger base - from families to couples to groups of friends – all with a common desire to enjoy a fun, casual and memorable vacation. “The British cruising market is growing fast, with over 1.3 million taking cruises from the UK last year, and this is why we have chosen Britain for our inaugural summer season for Carnival Splendor.” Carnival Cruise Lines president and CEO Gerry Cahill said.