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Sophia Loren christens cruise ship

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9 March 2010

Hollywood actress Sophia Loren has swapped the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown for a different red carpet event - the christening of a new cruise ship, which took place in Hamburg.

The star cut the ribbon and smashed a bottle of champagne on the side of the MSC Magnifica, the 11th vessel produced by MSC Cruises.

She was joined in this endeavour by other European celebrities, including Greek singer Nana Mouskouri and Sasha, a German pop artist.

The cruise ship itself was created by De Jorio Design International and comes with a "range of innovative features and measures … setting the standards for up-to-date ecological standards".

Hosting company MSC Cruises put on a firework display to mark the naming ceremony.

Earlier this month, Celebrity Cruises stated that its ship Celebrity Eclipse is the perfect option for anyone wanting a luxurious trip as it offers excellent food and service, as well as a range of onboard programmes.

Posted by Francis Finch

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