Britain’s favourite supermodel bids “bon voyage” to the luxury liner Sojourn at a black tie event with fireworks over the River Thames
Twiggy had the honour of giving Seabourn’s new 450-passengers luxury ship Sojourn a real champagne send-off recently. She looked delighted with her new role as the brand new ship’s godmother, announcing "Welcome to my yacht… I wish!" before posing for photos with Sojourn’s Norwegian Captain, Karlo Buer.
Parent company Yachts of Seabourn made a donation to Breast Cancer Haven in Twiggy’s honour and held a fundraiser before the ship departed for its first season in Northern European waters.
At a glamorous event in London, Pam Conover, President and CEO of Yachts of Seabourn told the black tie crowd that Twiggy had been chosen as the ship’s godmother because the cruise line wanted someone with "elegance, style, timeless beauty and an iconic presence," to match the qualities of the new liner.
Champagne and a stunning firework display on the River Thames followed dinner, before guests tucked into desserts around the pool deck.
The 32,000-ton Sojourn is the sister ship to the Seabourn Odyssey, which set sail last year to glowing reviews. The ships are about double the size of the other three ships in the Seabourn fleet and carry twice as many passengers.
Sojourn boasts a two-deck spa, the largest on any luxury ship and the menus have been created by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer from New York’s Aurora Restaurant. Among other amenities, the cruise liner has a plush "concierge lounge" with a library, boutiques, internet centre, café and outdoor terrace, a 9-hole mini golf course on the top deck, two swimming pools and six outdoor whirlpools and rooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs, iPod and MP3 connections.
Seabourn fans won’t have to wait long for another glamorous addition to the fleet; a third sister ship is to be launched next year.