Ship sponsor

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A ship sponsor, by tradition, is a female civilian who is invited to "sponsor" a vessel, presumably to bestow good luck and divine protection over the seagoing vessel and all that sail aboard.[1] In the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard the sponsor is technically considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and is expected to give a part of her personality to the ship, as well as advocate for its continued service and well-being. For passenger ships the sponsor is called a Godmother.

Passenger Ship Godmothers[edit]

Carnival Cruise Lines:

Disney Cruise Line:

Holland America Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International:

Future Cruise Ships Royal Princess- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

References[edit]

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