Britain’s Latest Superliner Has A New Godmother


Darcey Bushell one of the world’s leading ballerinas is to be Godmother to the latest superliner to join P&O Cruises fleet, Azura.

Darcey, a former Royal Ballet principal ballerina now lives in Australia with her family. During the early part of next year she and her family are flying back to the UK for the prestigious naming ceremony of the Azura. P&O Cruises are holding the cards close to their chest with regards to the exact details of when the naming ceremony is to take place, all that is know is that the ceremony will be prior to Azuras maiden voyage on April 10th.

P&O have chosen Darcey as they believe she epitomises the qualities which have been used throughout the Azura. Sophisticated style, grace and elegance are befitting to both Darcey and the Azura. Carol Marlow, managing director of P&O Cruises has said “Azura will offer the service, quality and entertainment associated with cruising at its very best and as dance will play a key part in this, it is entirely fitting for Darcey to give Azura the best possible start in life.”

This newest edition to P&O’s Cruise fleet will comfortably carry over 3,000 passengers, looked after by over 1,000 crew members. This luxury cruise liner boasts far more than other cruise ships in its class, with a dance floor in the middle of the spectacular atrium, 10 restaurants along with state of the art health and beauty spa which has its own open air terrace. A SeaScreen cinema will show film classics – British of course! Live show theatre, nightclubs and an extensive range of daytime activities and entertainment make Azura a non-stop superliner which caters for all passenger needs effortlessly.

With over 1,200 guests invited to witness the namely ceremony by Darcey Bussell on Saturday 10th April in Southampton, the prestigious occasion will also benefit 3 international charities, chosen by Darcey – The Royal Ballet School, the Prince’s Rainforest Project and Sydney Dance Company.

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