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British Icon Twiggy Names Seabourn Sojourn at Gala Event in London


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British Icon Twiggy Serves as Seabourn Sojourn Godmother
Pamela Conover of The Yachts of Sebourn and Twiggy at Seabourn Sojourn Naming Celebration

Pamela Conover, president and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn, and Twiggy, Seabourn Sojourn godmother, at the gala naming celebration of the Seabourn Sojourn in London.

Seabourn Sojourn Photo (c) Linda Garrison
Twiggy and I were born the same year, so I guess you can say that I first heard of her when she was just a "twig" -- a waif-like teenage supermodel who stormed America as part of the British Invasion of the mid to late 1960's. As teens, my friends and I loved all things British, including Twiggy, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger. We couldn't get enough of the British music and the British fashion. Many of us tried to emulate Twiggy's style, but few (not me) were successful. Over 40 years later, Paul and Mick are still singing their way around the world. Twiggy has gone on to be an award-winning actress, singer, judge on "America's Next Top Model", and clothing designer. And now, she is godmother to a beautiful new cruise ship, the Seabourn Sojourn.

Twiggy named the Seabourn Sojourn on the evening of June 4 at a black tie gala celebration in the River Thames at Canary Wharf near London. Pamela Conover, president and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn, said the company wanted a godmother with the same style and elegance as the company's new ship, and they believed that Twiggy was the perfect choice. She certainly looks terrific and has led an amazing life.

Although the gala event started in the late afternoon on the outdoor pool deck of the Seabourn Sojourn and continued into the late evening, the actual naming ceremony was one of the shortest I've attended--only 10 minutes. There wasn't much pomp and circumstance, and Ms. Conover made a few remarks and introduced Captain Buer before introducing Twiggy. The British icon said she was delighted to be the godmother, recited the traditional naming words, and pushed a button that released the bottle of champagne from the top deck of the ship. The bottle flew down a zip line and smashed against the ship. We all laughed and applauded, and the party continued.

Let's take a closer look at the Seabourn Sojourn christening event.

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