In the exciting run up to the launch of the Costa Cruises flagship, the Costa Concordia, supermodel Eva Herzigova has been revealed as the ship's godmother.
The Costa Concordia will be christened on July 7th and Eva will be the one to smash the bottle of champagne against the ship's side in true naval tradition.
The Czech Republic-born supermodel has been involved in a number of well-known advertising campaigns and Costa Cruises has called her the "personification of beauty, charm and elegance".
And in the same way, the Costa Concordia oozes style and finesse. The biggest ship bearing the Italian flag in the Costa Cruises ranks, it has been decorated by some of Italy's leading designers and features work from some of its top artists.
The christening ceremony for the ship, which includes a number of molecular cuisine restaurants, will be presented by Italian TV personality Antonella Clerici, who fronts the Italian version of Deal No Deal.
With all the style and safistication on show, the Costa Concordia should get off to a fantastic start.
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