Celebrity Cruises is postponing the naming ceremony of new ship Celebrity Apex, although its trade sailings will still be going ahead at the end of this month, the line’s president and chief executive has confirmed.
The ship was due to be christened by technology entrepreneur and equality activist Reshma Saujani, at the end of the month in Southampton.
However in a letter sent out to guests today, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said “continuing with the naming ceremony in the current environment would be inconsistent with the spirit and intention of such an important and meaningful event”.
“I believe the karma and energy around the naming of a ship and its godmother are important to its future, its guests and its crew,” she said.
“We have therefore made the difficult decision to postpone our formal naming ceremony until later this year and will name Celebrity Apex when she arrives in Fort Lauderdale to begin her Caribbean season.”