TV presenter Angela Rippon is to be godmother of Columbus, the latest addition to the Cruise & Maritime Voyages' fleet.
Formerly P&O Cruises Australia's Pacific Pearl, the ship will join CMV's current four-ship fleet when the former BBC newsreader, and current presenter of programmes such as "Rip Off Britain" and "How To Stay Young", renames the ship at a ceremony at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury June 8.Chris Coates, CMV's Commercial Director, said: "With a broadcast career of 50 years and counting, Angela Rippon CBE is one of the most recognisable British journalists around. We are all thrilled here at CMV that this lovely lady is going to be the godmother of Columbus and will be naming our new flagship which is also a new cruise ship for Britain.
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