Princess Cruises reveals godmothers for Enchanted Princess

Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr Vicki Ferrini and Jenifer Austin chosen for their work in conservation

Princess Cruises reveals godmothers for Enchanted Princess

Princess Cruises

From left, Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr Vicki Ferrini and Jenifer Austin

By Alice Chambers |

Princess Cruises has revealed that Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr Vicki Ferrini and Jenifer Austin will be three godmothers for Enchanted Princess, its new MedallionClass ship. 

All three are members of The Explorers Club, an international society founded in 1904 and dedicated to field expeditions, scientific exploration and resource conservation. 

Captain Lynn Danaher joined The Explorers Club in 2005 and has also served on numerous oceanographic societies, including the Pacific Islands Research Institute. As a United States Coast Guard Licensed Master and Dive Master, she contributes towards the safeguarding and tourism of the global ocean. 

Dr Vicki Ferrini, who has a PhD in Coastal Oceanography, researches both the coast and the deep-sea. She maps, explores and characterises the global ocean and has been recognised by The Explorers Club as one of the 50 explorers who are changing the world.  

In her 14 years at Google, Jenifer Austin founded the Google Ocean Program to create the first virtual map of the ocean, accessible on Google Earth and Google Maps. She has served on The Explorers Club’s W40 Women’s Committee and also founded Ocean Agenda, to bring oceanographers together. 

The godmothers’ contributions towards ocean conservation and stewardship will be showcased in a production titled “Our World, Enchanted” and broadcasted globally on 13 December. This video will be part of Enchanted Princess’s naming ceremony and available on Princess Cruises’ YouTube channel and Facebook page. The programme will also feature the cruise line’s president John Padgett, group president Jan Swatz and commodore Nick Nash, who will detail Enchanted Princess’ interiors, accommodations, entertainment and onboard services. 

“This unique approach to the naming of Enchanted Princess honours our legacy of bringing people together and creating lasting memories onboard our cruises by letting us share the excitement of the ceremony with more people than ever and giving Princess fans a more intimate look at our newest MedallionClass ship,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. 

Enchanted Princess will travel to Europe in April 2022 to sail on a series of Scandinavian voyages from Copenhagen, Denmark. The ship can carry 3,660 guests and features sky suites, 25 bars and restaurants, hot tubs and swimming pools, and production shows. 

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