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Discovery Princess officially named by four TV star godparents in LA

Godparents Randy Fenoli, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Adam Savage and Page Turner have christened Princess Cruises’ newest ship in a traditional maritime naming ceremony in LA. 

Godparents Randy Fenoli, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Adam Savage and Page Turner have christened Princess Cruises’ newest ship in a traditional maritime naming ceremony in LA. 

In a ceremony on April 29 at the Port of Los Angeles, television stars and show hosts united as godparents and officially named Discovery Princess.

The godparents include fashion designer Randy Fenoli, chef Alex Guarnaschelli, special effects designer and fabricator Adam Savage, and real estate broker and flipper extraordinaire Page Turner. 

Standing together at the Retreat Pool on the open deck of Discovery Princess with the ship’s Captain Gennaro Arma, they pronounced, “We name this ship Discovery Princess. May God bless her and all who sail on her.”

They then sent a giant Nebuchadnezzar-size bottle of champagne against the ship for the celebratory smash, officially welcoming Discovery Princess into the fleet of Princess Cruises.

Discovery Princess
Discovery Princess naming ceremony

The cruise line says its “Discover Our World” themed ceremony blended maritime tradition with contemporary elements, celebrating its exclusive, seven-year Discovery at SEA programme.

This programme brings the spirit of curiosity and exploration to every cruise through branded experiences like Shark Week at Sea, exclusive shore excursions and onboard activities such as the Camp Discovery youth centres and Stargazing at SEA. 

“Today is a celebration to remember as our newest ship, Discovery Princess, is officially named by this talented group of experts and personalities – Randy, Alex, Adam, and Page,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president.

“We can think of no more fitting godparents to mark this significant milestone.”

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Discovery Princess

The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess was built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and is the sixth and final Royal-Class newbuild sharing the style and luxury of her sister ships – Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess.  

Discovery Princess debuted in Los Angeles on March 27, sailing a series of Mexican Riviera and California Coast voyages from March 27 – April 24.

After the naming ceremony in Los Angeles on April 29, the ship will head up the Pacific coast to begin a season of seven-day Alaska cruises from Seattle, making her the newest ship sailing in the Alaska region. 

For more information head to www.princess.com