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P&O Cruises Names Pussycat Doll as Arvia Godmother

Nicole Scherzinger, global superstar, has been chosen as godmother of P&O Cruises newest ship, Arvia

Scherzinger, former lead singer of the girl band The Pussycat Dolls, will name the Arvia in the world’s first beachside ceremony in Barbados on March 16, 2023. The ceremony is sure to be an unforgettable event with Scherzinger performing and leading the festivities. The event will be broadcast worldwide on the cruise line’s YouTube channel meaning everyone can enjoy it. 

Paul Ludlow, President of P&O Cruises said, “It is an extraordinary privilege for us to work with someone of Nicole’s talent and caliber. As a global superstar, Nicole is well placed to create contemporary and breath-taking late-night shows which will be performed in SkyDome on our two newest ships Iona and Arvia.”

“We could not be more thrilled that she has agreed to be Arvia’s ‘godmother’ and will be with us on March 16 when Arvia is officially named in the Caribbean. The ceremony will be broadcast live and will include a performance from Olly Murs as well as Nicole’s striking show finale.”

“Through her many appearances on some of the UK’s best-loved shows Nicole has won the hearts of the British public. She really is the epitome of zest for life and as a critically-acclaimed talent she joins a line-up of world-famous godmothers and partners for P&O Cruises. Her involvement reflects everything which P&O Cruises stands for – a modern, forward-thinking holiday company which has always excelled in the levels of cutting-edge entertainment we provide.”

“As part of the fabric of the iconic British theatrical and live music sector, with hundreds of performers every year, we are always striving to set new standards for the quality of our onboard shows and this association with Nicole takes that to another level.”

Scherzinger follows in the footsteps of Dame Irene Hays, Dame Kelly Holmes and Dame Helen Mirren and even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as a godmother for a P&O Cruises ship.

Scherzinger is also excited at the opportunity given her as godmother of Arvia. She said, “This is an extraordinary and special opportunity for me to create a visual and musical feast for people to immerse themselves in, with the sea as their backdrop, giving them something to truly remember. I want to create an experience to remember for the audiences of Iona and Arvia and I am delighted to become part of the P&O Cruises family. I have always felt as though I am honorary Brit and to be asked to name Arvia in Barbados really is the icing on the cake and I cannot wait to perform my godmother duties in the most beautiful of Caribbean locations.”

Arvia has been offering cruises in the Caribbean since December 23. She will remain in the Caribbean a few more weeks before she crosses the Atlantic to Southampton in the United Kingdom.