Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco Will Serve as Godmother for Seven Seas Explorer
The most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer, will enter service in royal fashion with Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco having kindly accepted to become the ship’s godmother at a gala christening event in Monte Carlo on the evening of 13 July, 2016.
“We are honoured the world’s most luxurious ship, Seven Seas Explorer, will be christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco in one of the most glamorous cities in the world,” said Mr Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Her Serene Highness’ stature, her career as a world class athlete and her charitable endeavours via the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation are inspiring achievements and we are overjoyed she has agreed to act as godmother for Seven Seas Explorer.
Joining H.S.H. Princess Charlene at the christening ceremony for Seven Seas Explorer is world renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will take to the stage for a spectacular 40-minute performance during the event.
“We are delighted to have iconic musical maestro Andrea Bocelli, perform at the christening ceremony for Seven Seas Explorer,” said Mr Odell. “A musician of his stature is truly fitting for a ship that sets a new benchmark in luxury.”
H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco
Born in Zimbabwe, H.S.H Princess Charlene grew up in South Africa. A competitive swimmer, She represented South Africa during various world class competitions including the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. She married Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, in July 2011. They are the parents of twins born in 2014, Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.
In 2012, She launched The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation (www.fondationprincessecharlene.mc,) whose mission is to teach children and adults basic water safety techniques and save lives. Drowning claims a reported 370,000 lives each year worldwide, however many cases go unreported, so the actual figure of drowning victims is sure to be higher.
As a world-renowned competitive swimmer, H.S.H. Princess Charlene spent years teaching underprivileged children basic water safety techniques for aquatic environments, using the approach that simple ideas often prove to be most effective.
The Foundation sponsors a number of “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programs in 27 countries throughout the world, including in the United States. H.S.H. Princess Charlene recently inaugurated the first U.S. chapter of the Foundation in Los Angeles on May 10, 2016.
She is also Global Ambassador of Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.