Lynn Narraway honoured as ‘madrina’ of Seabourn Pursuit

Lynn Narraway, vice-president UK & Europe of Seabourn, oversaw the coin-laying ceremony of Seabourn Pursuit in Genoa on Thursday, in her role as the vessel’s madrina.

Narraway was bestowed the honour for Seabourn’s new ultra-luxury expedition cruise ship, which enters service this August, in recognition of her 30-year-career at Carnival Corporation.

The ceremony, which is a historical sign of blessing at the start of a ship-building process, was attended by Seabourn vice-president Robin West, along with shipyard executives, representatives from Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, the senior leadership team from Seabourn Pursuit and local dignitaries.

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West said: “It is customary at these events to have a madrina to oversee the ceremony and we couldn’t have found a better madrina.

“Lynn is one of the longest-serving female executives at our company, the last 12 at Seabourn, and everyone knows how passionate she is about our brand.

“She does an incredible job promoting Seabourn so I want to congratulate her on receiving this honour.”

Narraway said: “At Seabourn, we always talk about ‘Seabourn Moments’ – those special and memorable occasions when we surprise and delight not only our guests, but also our team members. Today must be my absolute Seabourn Moment.

“This is not just an expedition ship, this is a purpose-built Seabourn ultra-luxury expedition ship, created to take our guests to the world’s most remote destinations.

“At Seabourn, we strive to be the very best in all that we do and I am therefore so very honoured to welcome Seabourn Pursuit to the Seabourn family.”

In an Instagram post, Handré Potgieter, Seabourn director of entertainment and enrichment, said: “Lynn is an inspirational leader and my heart overflows with joy and being so proud of Lynn [sic].

“She is 100% Seabourn and her legacy in the company is now eternalised appropriately.”

Seabourn Pursuit will enter service on August 12 and will sail five Mediterranean voyages before embarking on sailings across the Atlantic and through the Caribbean.

The ship will arrive in Barbados on October 10 where it will begin its expedition journeys. It will then head south for expeditions along coastal South America, the Amazon and Antarctica until March 2024, after which it will go to the South Pacific and Australia until October.

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