Dame Shirley Bassey DBE has been named godmother of P&O Cruises newest ship, Adonia. Bassey will name the adult-only ship in a ceremony at Southampton on 21 May. Carol Marlow, managing director of the cruise line said that the new godmother was ‘a perfect match’ to its British history. “Dame Shirley is Britain’s most successful female artiste ever, a national treasure who defines the word ‘superstar’,” she added. Adonia’s first voyage will be a 16-night cruise to the Western Mediterranean, calling to Alghero in Sardinia; Portofino in Italy; Sete in France; Port Mahon and Barcelona in Spain.