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Iona | Ceremony highlights

Following Iona’s naming ceremony, we produced a super fast edit for P&O Cruises featuring the moment she was christened in time-honoured fashion with a bottle smash on her hull. The bottle in question, was a magnificent Nebuchadnezzar of Alex James’ Britpop cider.

The video was live on the brand’s social media channels an hour after the ceremony ended, and rounded off an amazing day of coverage of Iona’s arrival into her home port of Southampton.

We continued working into the night to produce one further, more comprehensive video of highlights from the entire ceremony featuring Jo Whiley, P&O Cruises’ President Paul Ludlow, Captain Wesley Dunlop, godmother Dame Irene Hays and the legendary Gary Barlow. This edit went live the following morning to allow the brand to reflect back on a magical day: