Myleene Klass and Royal Navy diver Christian Rumming at the christening of Carnival Splendor
DOVER, England—In one of the most unusual ship christenings ever, British actress and pianist, Myleene Klass played light classical music while Royal Navy diver Christian Rumming emerged from beneath the ocean and, in full scuba gear, shinned 60 feet up the side of the new Carnival Splendor to break the traditional bottle on the ship's side.
After this one-of-a-kind ship christening in Dover, England, the 113,000-ton vessel then set sail on a three-day cruise to Amsterdam and back to Dover with worldwide media and UK travel agents onboard.
Carnival Splendor fields such features as new spa cabins, a redesigned configuration for the large aft lounge, a new magradome over the main pool and repositioning of the Supper Club, to name a few. The ship will sail in Northern Europe this summer before repositioning to the U.S., where it will sail this coming winter from Port Everglades, FL. Visit www.carnival.com.