Miranda named as ship’s godmother

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Miranda.jpgWhen I heard that Voyages of Discovery’s new cruise ship was to be christened by Miranda, I had visions of the galumphing comedienne Miranda Hart, whose sense of humour is something of an acquired taste.
I need not have worried. Turns out that the godmother of Voyager, to be named in Portsmouth on December 4, is actually Miranda Krestovnikoff, a TV presenter and naturalist who also plays the flute.
A regular member of the team on the BBC series, Coast, she is currentlty working on a new exploration book, titled Beach. She was chosen “in recognition of her passion for discovery and her noticeable fit with the destination-led cruise offering that the brand is famous for.”
Alan Murray, managing director of Voyages of Discovery, said: “Miranda Krestovnikoff embodies discovery, a love for exploring and learning about new destinations, which are all the core values of Voyages of Discovery. It was the Guest Speaker programme on topics as diverse as Oceanography, wildlife conservation and geology that really caught her attention and we are honoured that she has agreed to become Godmother.”
Krestovnikoff added: ‘The small size of Voyager means that she is able to access remote, out-of-the-way ports which is perfect for people like me who like to explore new destinations. I hope that through this association with Voyages of Discovery, I will encourage others to get out and discover more of the world.”
She will name the ship in its homeport of Portsmouth December 4. VIP guests, key staff, travel agents and media have been invited to attend a ceremony led by Reverend Philip Hiscock, Chaplain to the Port of Portsmouth.
Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, Voyager will have 270 cabins, 87 per cent of which are outside cabins and 30 with balconies.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:41+00:00 13 November 2012|Cruise News, Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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