Dame Kelly Holmes names new ship

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE added another title to her collection today when she became Godmother to P&O Ferries’ giant new €180 million ship Spirit of Britain.

Dame Kelly officially named the ship, the largest ferry by far ever built for the Dover Strait, when she took centre stage at a ceremony on board where she’s pictured with Captain David Miller, Senior Master.

Spirit of Britain will be joined on the Dover – Calais route by her identical twin, Spirit of France, in September.  The combined cost of €360 million for the pair of ships represents the largest investment ever made by P&O Ferries.