The curious world of cruise ship godmothers

Once upon a time when a ship was first launched, ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans would call upon their gods to bless the ship with sacrificial blood and wine and to keep the seamen safe during their voyages.

But that was then and this is now. Fast forward to the 21st century and it’s become customary for a celebrity, typically a woman, to christen a new cruise ship at a launch ceremony.

Here, in no particular order, are a few of our favourite cruise ship godmothers (and one godfather) so far.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/from-kate-middleton-to-malala-meet-the-cruise-ship-godmothers/