Camilla To Officially Name Ship at Dover

5 June 2019, 12:34 | Updated: 5 June 2019, 12:43

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The Duchess of Cornwall will officially name a new cruise ship at Dover Western Docks next month, the first such shop to be named at the Port of Dover for more than a decade.

The Spirit of Discovery will also become the first to be docked there following a £250m redevelopment of the area.

A jeroboam of sparking wine, specially blended for the ship by Hush Heath winery in Staplehurst, will be used during the ceremony on 5th July.

The ship, will carry just 1,000 passengers, and boats more than 1,000 pieces of art, including 400 original works commissioned from British based artists.

Before the naming ceremony, HRH will be given a tour of the ship.

Lance Batchelor, Group CEO of Saga, said: "I am delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to be Godmother of the Spirit of Discovery. The launch of our new ship is a key moment in both the history and future of Saga. Carrying fewer than 1,000 passengers, she is a boutique ship that offers our customers and members the highest standards of accommodation, furnishings, cuisine and entertainment. I am immensely proud of what we have created with shipyard Meyer Werft."