Actress Hannah Waddingham Named Godmother of Sun Princess

British actress and performer Hannah Waddingham has been named godmother of Princess Cruises' newest ship Sun Princess.

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Award-winning actress and performer Hannah Waddingham has been named godmother of Princess Cruises’ newest ship Sun Princess.

The British actress and singer is beloved for her role as Rebecca Welton in Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” in which her performance garnered a Primetime Emmy, Critics Choice Television Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as two individual Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations. She will next be seen in the Universal film “The Fall Guy” opposite Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in theaters May 3rd.

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Hannah Waddingham (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Earlier this year, Waddingham earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination for her own Apple TV+ holiday special “Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas.” She made her worldwide hosting debut in April 2023 at The Olivier Awards (she returns as host this year) followed by the BBC Eurovision Song Contest 2023 for which she has gained her second BAFTA TV nomination and won The Royal Television Society award for “Best Entertainment Performance” in 2024.

Her upcoming films include Sony Animation film “Garfield” out May 24th and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.”

“We’re delighted to welcome the illuminous and elegant Hannah Waddingham to serve as Godmother for our sensational new Sun Princess,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “Just like Sun Princess, she exudes sophistication, beauty and wonderment through her inspiring work as a talented and award-winning actress and performer. We’re truly honored Hannah will officially name our most impressive, luxurious and stunning Love Boat ever created, and join an esteemed group of Princess Godparents including members of the Royal family.”

Sun Princess Shines

The new 4,300-guest Sun Princess introduces a brand-new ship platform for Princess Cruises. The vessel began her inaugural cruise season on February 28, 2024 and is currently operating a series of Mediterranean voyages before debuting in Fort Lauderdale in October for her first Caribbean season.

Sun Princess will be christened during a naming ceremony at the Port of Barcelona on April 23, 2024.


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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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