Holland American Line have named Oprah Winfrey as the godmother for their new cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam.

Launching in December 2018, Holland American Line’s (HAL) new cruise ship, Nieuw Statendam, is to be christened with Oprah Winfrey serving as godmother.

Nieuw Statendam – Digital Image. Credit: Holland America Ships

Winfrey has been named by HAL Cruises as ‘a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress’. Traits they believe make her the perfect female figure to bless and protect the new addition to the cruise line’s fleet.

Winfrey will become godmother in a private christening ceremony later this year. Following the christening, the Nieuw Statendam will be embarking on a 3-day cruise in January, with Oprah Winfrey on board. It’s been called ”the ultimate 3-day girl’s getaway” by HAL Cruises.