Myleene Klass has performed her first Godmother duties on board the Carnival Splendor in Dover.

The singer and television presenter had a bottle-breaking “assist” from Royal Navy divers when she officially named the 113,000 tonne cruise liner.

Petty Officer Christian Rumming, 39, was underwater near the bow of the Carnival Splendor then climbed, in a wet suit with safety harness to reach the Carnival Splendor’s name on the top of her bow. He smashed a 1994 vintage Nyetimber English sparkling wine to launch the cruise liner.

Myleene Klass said: “I was really excited about launching my first ever ship with the Carnival Splendor, and also working with the Royal Navy men who seemed to be under my command – if only for a couple of minutes! I gave PO Chris Rumming the start signal by playing I am Sailing on Carnival Splendor’s baby grand piano.” 

Carnival Cruise Lines President and CEO Gerry Cahill said: “Myleene Klass and the Royal Navy are a unique combination, and we are very honoured that they have joined forces to successfully name the Carnival Splendor.”

Carnival Splendor sets sail for a three day preview cruise to Amsterdam, returning to Dover on July 13.

Carnival Splendor godmother Myleene Class in front of the cruise ship
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