Seabourn Ovation – Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremony

In a change to their usual role, Push The Button provided the technical elements for the naming ceremony of Seabourn’s Ovation cruise ship in the harbour of Valletta, Malta. Push The Button provided event staging suitable for a 22 piece orchestra together with a large video wall, comprehensive audio system and all the event flowers. The team had a very short time to install the equipment with the Ship arriving in Malta at 7am and the naming ceremony commencing at 6pm. 

Seabourn orchestrated a line-up of celebratory events, including a live performance by the ship’s godmother, actress and singer Elaine Page, who also performed the maritime tradition of releasing of bottle of champagne that was broken against the ship. Guests were also treated to the debut of the new Seabourn anthem written by Tim Rice, titled “We Sail to See the Lives of Others” which was performed in public for the first time. As the guests then went for a celebratory dinner the Push The Button team transformed the deck into an area for a great christening party. The team worked overnight to remove all traces of the event so when the guests returned to the deck on Saturday morning with the ship looking like nothing had ever happened.