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Singer Nicole Scherzinger to become godmother of P&O’s Arvia

More details of the shows to be created by Nicole Scherzinger on Arvia and Iona will be revealed later this year
Singer and presenter Nicole Scherzinger will serve as godmother for P&O Cruises’ Arvia and will perform during the ship’s naming ceremony in Barbados this month.

And, in an exclusive entertainment partnership with the cruise line, Scherzinger will create music and dance extravaganzas onboard Arvia and Iona. 

The Pussycat Dolls

The lead singer of girl band The Pussycat Dolls, said, ‘This is an extraordinary and special opportunity for me to create a visual and musical feast for people to immerse themselves in, with the sea as their backdrop, giving them something to truly remember.’

She added, ‘I want to create an experience to remember for the audiences of Iona and Arvia and I am delighted to become part of the P&O Cruises family.

‘I have always felt as though I am an 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.’

Last month it was revealed that singer, songwriter and television presenter Olly Murs would lead the lineup of performers at the naming ceremony of Arvia, with two UK broadcasters and DJs, Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson, presenting.

The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube on March 16 at 7pm(GMT) and include a show finale delivered by Scherzinger.

More details of the shows to be created by the performer on Arvia and Iona will be revealed later this year.

Taking the quality of shows ‘to another level’

P&O Cruises’ president Paul Ludlow said of the collaboration, ‘It is an extraordinary privilege for us to work with someone of Nicole’s talent and calibre. As a global superstar, Nicole is well placed to create contemporary and breath-taking late night shows which will be performed in SkyDome on our two newest ships Iona and Arvia.’

He stated that P&O Cruises is ‘thrilled’ that the artist has agreed to be Arvia’s godmother, adding, ‘Through her many appearances on some of the UK’s best loved shows Nicole has won the hearts of the British public. She really is the epitome of zest for life and as a critically-acclaimed talent she joins a line-up of world-famous godmothers and partners for P&O Cruises. Her involvement reflects everything which P&O Cruises stands for – a modern, forward-thinking holiday company which has always excelled in the levels of cutting-edge entertainment we provide.’

Ludlow concluded, ‘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.’