P&O Cruises has named singer Nicole Scherzinger as the godmother to its newest ship Arvia.
Scherzinger is best known for being the lead singer of American band The Pussycat Dolls and a judge on The X Factor.
She will attend the ship’s naming ceremony in the Caribbean on March 16.
Scherzinger follows in the footsteps of Dame Irene Hays, Dame Kelly Holmes and Dame Helen Mirren as a godmother for a P&O Cruises ship.
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “As a global superstar, Nicole is well placed to create contemporary and breathtaking late night shows which will be performed in SkyDome on our two newest ships Iona and Arvia.
“We could not be more thrilled that she has agreed to be Arvia’s godmother and will be with us on March 16 when Arvia is officially named in the Caribbean. The ceremony will be broadcast live and will include a performance from Olly Murs as well as Nicole’s striking show finale.”
He added: “As part of the fabric of the iconic British theatrical and live music sector, with hundreds of performers every year, we are always striving to set new standards for the quality of our on board shows and this association with Nicole takes that to another level.”
Scherzinger said: “I have always felt as though I am honorary Brit and to be asked to name Arvia in Barbados really is the icing on the cake and I cannot wait to perform my godmother duties in the most beautiful of Caribbean locations.”
Arvia entered service on December 23 and is currently sailing in the Caribbean, homeporting in Antigua and Barbuda until March 11.
The 5,200-passenger vessel, which is the second in the fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will reposition to the Mediterranean for the summer.