Journalist Anne Diamond to be Godmother for Viking Venus
Anne Diamond to be Godmother of new Viking Venus
Viking Cruises has announced that British journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond will be the godmother of its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus ®.
Anne is best known for her iconic work on morning shows in the UK during the 1980s, along with a legendary career in television that has lasted over 40 years. From the fall of the Berlin Wall, Australia’s bicentenary and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, to interviews with Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Prince Philip – Anne’s impressive life story has made her a household name.
“On behalf of the entire Viking family, we are delighted and honoured to have Anne serve as the godmother of Viking Venus...Since the day we paused operations, Anne immediately volunteered to help our guests and crew manage through this period of uncertainty,” said Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President of Viking.
Anne’s Work with Viking TV.
Anne has also been heavily involved in the cruise line’s TV channel, Viking TV, interviewing a range of significant figures with relationships to Viking. The channel went live in March 2020 and was designed as a way to build community, stay connected and share positive experiences.
“I am thrilled and honoured to be entrusted as godmother to the Viking Venus and cannot wait until we can celebrate her inaugural cruise in a safer and happier 2021. Back in March 2020, at the start of the global lockdown, when I rang my good friend Karine to ask if there was anything I could do, never did I think it might lead to such a fascinating journey. But exhilarating journeys are what Viking is all about! I am so proud to be part of the growth of the award-winning Viking.TV—with special thanks to all my inspirational interviewees—and now onwards, to the Viking Venus and a brighter outlook for travel,” – Anne Diamond.
The 930-guest Viking Venus is scheduled to debut this spring. The ship was “floated out” in June 2020 and is now under final construction at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
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