TV and movie star Joanna Lumley has been named godmother to one of Viking River Cruises’s four new Longships, Viking Odin.

Ms Lumley flies in from the UK to Amsterdam to take part in the glittering christening ceremony today (March 21).

Ms Lumley has become closely associated with cruising following two recent documentaries: Joanna Lumley’s Nile and In the Land of the Northern Lights.

She joins three other godmothers: US-based TV producer Rebecca Eaton for Viking Freya, theoretical physicist Dr Lisa Randall for Viking Idun and Viking’s most travelled customer Gail Wiswedel for Viking Njord.

EXCLUSIVE on board pictures from Viking’s newest ship, Viking Odin