It's a real honour to be asked to be godmother of Pacific Pearl, and P&O Cruises' first New Zealand godmother. My ties to the sea are very strong and have been throughout my life, both for competition and relaxation, and the godmother role fits in perfectly with all that I love.
If you haven't heard yet New Zealanders are being invited to Pacific Pearl's welcome party, a huge Pacific Island Family Christmas Festival on December 21 at Queens Wharf. It will be great fun and promises to be the biggest party Auckland has seen for a long time, complete with fireworks and a huge Ferris wheel. I've got a couple of very excited daughters - and husband! - who can't wait for the fun and to also get on board the ship for a look around. They are even more excited about our family cruise in May next year onboard Pacific Pearl.
Pacific Pearl will be a magnificent ship and I'm sure with New Zealanders having such a love, and close affiliation to the sea, that they will be as excited about the arrival of the ship as I am. See you all at the party!