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Hannah Waddingham to be Godmother of Sun Princess

British actress and performer to join ranks of esteemed Godparents as Sun Princess sets sail in style


Sun Princess Godmother

In a time-honored maritime tradition, Princess Cruises proudly announced that award-winning actress and beloved performer Hannah Waddingham will serve as the official Godmother of their newest vessel, the "Love Boat" Sun Princess. The star-studded naming ceremony will take place on April 23, 2024, amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Port of Barcelona.


Waddingham's appointment to this prestigious role aligns her with an esteemed group of individuals who have graced Princess Cruises ships with their presence, including luminaries such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and Martha Stewart.


Sun Princess Godmother

Renowned for her portrayal of Rebecca Welton in the hit series "Ted Lasso" on Apple TV+, Waddingham has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Her stellar performance in the show has earned her accolades such as a Primetime Emmy, Critics Choice Television Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations.


Waddingham's versatility extends beyond the small screen, with notable roles in upcoming films like "The Fall Guy" alongside Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Her recent BAFTA TV Award nomination for the Apple TV+ holiday special "Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas" further solidifies her standing as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry.


Commenting on Waddingham's appointment, John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, expressed his delight, stating, "We’re delighted to welcome the luminous and elegant Hannah Waddingham to serve as Godmother for our sensational new Sun Princess. Just like Sun Princess, she exudes sophistication, beauty, and wonderment through her inspiring work as a talented and award-winning actress and performer."

The Sun Princess, weighing in at 177,882 tons and accommodating 4,300 guests, marks a new era for Princess Cruises with its innovative ship platform. Launched officially on February 28, 2024, the vessel is currently embarking on a series of Mediterranean voyages before making its grand debut in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in October for its inaugural Caribbean season.


Setting a new standard for luxury and entertainment at sea, Sun Princess offers an array of unparalleled experiences for its guests. From the spellbinding performances at The Princess Arena to the gastronomic delights served at the ship's 30 restaurants and bars, every aspect of the cruise promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.


Noteworthy features of the Sun Princess include The Dome, a breathtaking glass-enclosed structure inspired by the terraces of Santorini, and the innovative Sphere Atrium, which redefines the central Piazza hub of the ship.

With sustainability at its core, Sun Princess represents a significant step forward for Princess Cruises as the first LNG vessel in its fleet, showcasing a commitment to eco-conscious cruising through reduced greenhouse gas emissions and energy recovery systems.


As Hannah Waddingham prepares to christen the Sun Princess, she not only adds her name to the illustrious list of Princess Cruises Godparents but also marks a new chapter in the storied history of the Love Boat legacy.


Sun Princess Godmother

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