Former British track and field Olympian and athlete Sally Gunnell, OBE, will christen Ambassador Cruise Line’s new ship, Ambience, on 19 April 2022 at London Tilbury, UK.
Gunnell is currently the only British woman to hold four major track titles simultaneously, including Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Since retiring from international athletics, Gunnel has become an advocate for health and well-being for the over 50s.
“I’m delighted to be godmother to Ambience, Ambassador’s first ship,” said Gunnell. “I’ve a fondness for Ambassador’s homeport London Tilbury being in Essex, the county I was born and grew up in. Within a year, Ambassador has firmly established itself in the cruise industry and has a collection of brand values that resonate with me. From community and well-being, to being sustainable and ethical, we’re all responsible for the seas we sail on.
“Being godmother comes with responsibility too and I’m flattered that I’ll be renaming Ambience in April. I look forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion and ship with everyone at Ambassador, the crew onboard and all the guests.”
Ambassador will offer no-fly itineraries aimed at travellers over the age of 50.
“We’re incredibly proud to have Sally as our first ship’s godmother,” said Christian Verhounig, CEO of Ambassador. “She is a wonderful advocate for the 50-plus market and her ambitious drive and dedication to achievement echoes Ambassador’s determination for expansion.
“We cannot wait to welcome Sally onboard Ambience and celebrate this monumental milestone in Ambassador’s journey so far. We are certain that our guests, crew and staff will feel as honoured as I am in having Sally as our first godmother and being part of the Ambassador family."