Celebrity Names Newest Member of Solstice Class

Emma Pontin presided over the naming ceremony in April


Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, and godmother of the Celebrity Eclipse, Emma Pontin

Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, and godmother of the Celebrity Eclipse, Emma Pontin

In Southampton, England, Emma Pontin, an ocean-racing yachtswoman and a breast cancer survivor, presided over the naming ceremony for the 2,850-passenger Celebrity Eclipse, the latest addition to Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class, on April 24.

“We are privileged to have someone as courageous and abundantly inspiring as [Pontin] to serve in this revered, time-honored role,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises. “In a lovely alignment with Celebrity Cruises, our godmother, too, makes her living sailing across the world’s oceans. But, she does so as an adventuresome, ocean-racing yachtswoman.”

“Like far too many mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, I, too, have lost a loved one to breast cancer,” said Dan Hanrahan, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Therefore, it is especially poignant for me that we have such a noble champion in the fight against breast cancer serving as our godmother.”

The Celebrity Eclipse naming celebration also coincided with a marathon walk in Southampton, called the Celebrity SunWalk, which raised funds for the breast cancer charity, Walk the Walk.

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