A centuries-old maritime tradition, a ship’s godmother christens the vessel and is responsible for bestowing good luck over the ship and to all guests and crew who sail her.
Hotel Lutetia has unveiled the St Germain Penthouse by Coppola, designed in collaboration with legendary auteur and Parisian habitué Francis Ford Coppola. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the suite honours both its magical Left Bank location and the cinematic art of the director.
Offering signature restaurants from Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Giorgio Locatelli and Giorgos Papaioannou, Amara in Cyprus is seeking to redefine the culinary scene in the eastern Mediterranean. Here Phil Sharp reports for Breaking Travel News from the sumptuous opening ceremony
Former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has become a brand ambassador for Kempinski Hotels. A contract with the motor sport star was signed alongside Martin Smura, chief executive officer of Kempinski, during a ceremony at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich.
For one night only, Highclere Castle will open its doors to two guests, giving super fans an opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic location of Downton Abbey, and learn what life might have been like for the Crawleys.
The Japan National Tourism Organisation has unveiled a new phase of its promotional campaign for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the launch of a collaboration with British diver, Tom Daley.
Scenic has revealed the appointment of dame Helen Mirren as the godmother for Scenic Eclipse. The maiden voyage of this ultra-luxury vessel is scheduled for August 15th, departing Reykjavik Iceland on a 13-day discovery sailing, ending in Quebec.
The duchess of Cornwall has become godmother to Saga’s new boutique cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery, in Dover, Kent. The vessel becomes the first cruise ship to be named at the port of Dover for over a decade.
Her majesty the Queen has visited British Airways’ headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow, as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. While at Waterside her majesty was introduced to colleagues in heritage uniforms from across the airline’s history and she visited British Airways’ museum, the Speedbird Centre.