Louise is special Britannia guest

Louise is welcomed on to the new ship
Louise is welcomed on to the new ship

Hebden Bridge based travel adviser, Louise Hunt is celebrating after being invited to attend the official delivery of P&O Cruises Britannia - the largest cruise ship ever designed specifically for the British holiday market.

Louise, who runs her own travel business as part of independent travel company Travel Counsellors, and was invited to the prestigious event after being chosen as Madrina ‘godmother’ of the new ship last year.

The ceremony took place in Italy’s Trieste and was attended by Carnival UK executive chairman, David Dingle, senior executives from P&O Cruises, as well as senior teams from the shipyard Fincantieri, where Britannia was built.

Louise first visited Britannia a year ago, when she was invited to a special float out ceremony for the new ship.

As the godmother of the ship Louise took part in the traditional coin welding on the open deck of the ship for good luck and smashed a bottle of Italian Proseccos against the ship’s hull.

Louise Later attended the naming ceremony on March 10 .