Breaking the bottle on the hull of seven of the vessels were seven esteemed travel agent partners who were selected by the cruise line to act as ceremonial godmothers.
The other nine godmothers include TV baker and cookbook author, Mary Berry; travel writer, Ayako Ward; TV personality on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Susi Barrie; singer Mireille Mathieu; culinary historian and food columnist, Anne Willian; banking experts Regula Oderbolz, Monica Petitpierre and Laura Pfleumer; and senior at the Neptun Werft shipyard, Marion Krase.
Viking Cruises chairman Torstein Hagen said the event marked a new milestone for the line and for modern river cruising.
“River cruising is the fastest-growing segment of travel, and it is in large part because of the enthusiasm of our guests and travel trade partners that we have enjoyed such success,” he said.
Settle in for a luxury voyage as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on board Cunard’s elegant Queen Elizabeth.
Free flight and hotel stay
In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.