Nicole Scherzinger has officially been named the Godmother of P&O Cruises ship Arvia. After weeks of speculation – including teasers on the cruise line’s social media channels – the big reveal was made ahead of Arvia’s naming ceremony in Barbados on 16 March. Scherzinger will be performing at the event, which will be live-streamed across the world.

Commenting on the news, Nicole Scherzinger said: “This is an extraordinary and special opportunity for me to create a visual and musical feast for people to immerse themselves in, with the sea as their backdrop, giving them something to truly remember. I want to create an experience to remember for the audiences of Iona and Arvia and I am delighted to become part of the P&O Cruises family.

“I have always felt as though I am honorary Brit and to be asked to name Arvia in Barbados really is the icing on the cake and I cannot wait to perform my godmother duties in the most beautiful of Caribbean locations.”

The award-winning, multi platinum-selling singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and TV personality is also set to become the new entertainment partner for P&O Cruises.  She will be responsible for creating spectacular music and dance extravaganzas for Arvia and the rest of the P&O Cruises fleet.

P&O Cruises President Paul Ludlow added: “Through her many appearances on some of the UK’s best-loved shows Nicole has won the hearts of the British public. She really is the epitome of zest for life and as a critically-acclaimed talent, she joins a line-up of world-famous godmothers and partners for P&O Cruises. Her involvement reflects everything which P&O Cruises stands for – a modern, forward-thinking holiday company which has always excelled in the levels of cutting-edge entertainment we provide.”

Arvia set sail on her maiden voyage in December 2022, before relocating to the Caribbean for her inaugural season. In recent days, details of the naming ceremony have been announced, including guest performers including Olly Murs, Sara Cox and Trevor Nelson.