P&O Cruises names Nicole Scherzinger as godmother to Arvia

P&O Cruises names Nicole Scherzinger as godmother to Arvia

P&O Cruises

Nicole Scherzinger will christen P&O Cruises’ new ship Arvia on 16 March in Barbados

P&O Cruises has chosen multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and TV personality Nicole Scherzinger as godmother of its new ship Arvia, which will be christened during a world-first beachside naming ceremony on 16 March 2023 in Barbados.  

Scherzinger’s role as godmother represents the cruise line’s commitment to offering engaging entertainment. She will perform at the ceremony, as well English singer-songwriter Olly Murs.

“It is an extraordinary privilege for us to work with someone of Nicole’s talent and calibre,” said Paul Ludlow, president of P&O Cruises. “As a global superstar Nicole is well placed to create contemporary and breathtaking late night shows which will be performed in SkyDome on our two newest ships Iona and Arvia.

“Through her many appearances on some of the UK’s best-loved shows Nicole has won the hearts of the British public. She really is the epitome of zest for life and as a critically acclaimed talent she joins a line-up of world-famous godmothers and partners for P&O Cruises. Her involvement reflects everything which P&O Cruises stands for – a modern, forward-thinking holiday company which has always excelled in the levels of cutting-edge entertainment we provide.”

The naming ceremony will be broadcast live on 16 March 2023 at 19:00 (GMT) on P&O Cruises’ YouTube channel.

“This is an extraordinary and special opportunity for me to create a visual and musical feast for people to immerse themselves in, with the sea as their backdrop, giving them something to truly remember,” said Scherzinger. “I want to create an experience to remember for the audiences of Iona and Arvia and I am delighted to become part of the P&O Cruises family.

“I have always felt as though I am honorary Brit and to be asked to name Arvia in Barbados really is the icing on the cake and I cannot wait to perform my godmother duties in the most beautiful of Caribbean locations.”

Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
07 March 2023