Naming ceremony moved on board due to storm
The naming ceremony for the "MSC Bellissima" to be christened in Southampton on March 3, 2019, has had to be evacuated as heavy winds rocked the quayside marquee. The event was being held in a giant marquee next to the liner at Southampton when the decision was made to move the event on board. The ceremony, being hosted by This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby, was due to see Sophia Loren perform the ribbon-cutting duties. Guests were able to enjoy a performance by tenors Andrea and Matteo Bocelli and a show by Cirque du Soleil at Sea before the decision was made to move the event. Also due to perform were R&B singer Craig David, disco star Nile Rodgers and soul singer Leee John. The decision was taken in the interest of safety for all guests and employees. The traditional breaking of the bottle was completed in the presence of the ship's Godmother, Sophia Loren, with all guests watching from the ship.
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English TV presenter Holly Willoughby and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy Award-winner Nile Rodgers and his band Chic will participate in MSC Cruises’ christening ceremony for MSC Bellissima in Southampton, UK on 2 March 2019. MSC Bellissima, which will be the largest ship ever to be christened in Southampton, will be officially named by godmother and Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren in a ceremony hosted by Willoughby.Upload News