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Travel agent Carole Smethurst from Bicton Travel in Perth will be the godmother of APT’s new river cruise ship, the MS AmaStella.

Ms Smethurst owns the successful travel agency and is one of the foremost cruise experts in Australia. She has won a number of awards for her expertise in the industry.

She will christen the ship at a ceremony in Vilshofen in Germany on June 14.

“For cruise enthusiasts such as myself, being invited to be a ship’s godmother is the ultimate honour,” she told Travel Daily.

“I’m looking forward to the blessing and most importantly to setting sail aboard this fine luxury vessel…clients will definitely be hearing all about this unforgettable experience.

The 158 passenger vessel will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.