Yesterday in England, The Duchess Of Cambridge has christened a gigantic new Princess Cruises new ship named the Royal Princess. Throughout company’s history numerous accomplished and celebrated women have named their ships. This time this mutual honor was given to Kate Middleton. This special ceremony was Kate’s final solo public appearance before she is expected to give birth in mid-July.
During this great celebration, the Duchess of Cambridge used a 4-gallon (15-liter), $1,500 bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne to do the christening. It was so heavy she couldn’t swing it herself, but she cut a ribbon that launched the bottle toward the hull, where it smashed as crowds cheered.
“I name this ship Royal Princess, may God bless her and all who sail in her,” said a specially-selected godmother, whose baby bump was clearly outlined against her black and white print coat.
The new 3,600-passenger Royal Princess cruise ship wasn’t named for the duchess, but it appears suitable for royalty. Among the many amenities: 10 restaurants, a casino, and 1,780 staterooms. The ship weighs a staggering 141,000 tons.
The ship will make its maiden voyage from Southampton to Barcelona (with a few stops along the way), and after that will embark on a voyage around the Mediterranean Sea. Following this voyage, it will travel across the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale.