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Karine Hagen invites you to explore the role of a ship’s godmother, a revered nautical tradition

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On International Women’s Day, revisit the history of ship naming ceremonies and learn about the special role that godmothers play in this storied nautical tradition. Follow along as Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President at Viking, looks back at special moments from our ship launches. Then, meet some of our own godmothers and consider a few theories that attempt to explain why ships have long been referred to as “she.”

On International Women’s Day, revisit the history of ship naming ceremonies and learn about the special role that godmothers play in this storied nautical tradition. Follow along as Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President at Viking, looks back at special moments from our ship launches. Then, meet some of our own godmothers and consider a few theories that attempt to explain why ships have long been referred to as “she.”

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