Saga Cruises have announced that the Godmother of Spirit of Adventure is Commodore Inga J. Kennedy CBE QHNS QARNNS. As the former head of the Royal Navy Medical Service and over 40 years working in healthcare, Commodore Kennedy is the perfect choice for the role as Saga pay a mark of respect to the medical profession who have worked so hard over the last 16 months.
Commodore Kennedy has led a long and highly distinguished career, combining roles as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Lecture, with service in the Royal Navy. About her role, she said, “I feel I’m accepting this on behalf of the wider medical community who have worked so tirelessly throughout this pandemic and will continue to do so long after this crisis period fades. I wish Spirit of Adventure and all who sail on her, the very best voyages.”
Euan Sutherland, Group CEO of Saga said, “As a nation, we have been through 18 months unlike anything most people will see in their lifetime. It is thanks to the hard work of our medical teams and scientists that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. When considering our choice for Godmother, we wanted to recognise this vital work and pay due respect to it. We feel truly privileged that Commodore Kennedy is to fulfil this role for Spirit of Adventure given her lifetime of service to both nursing and our armed forces.”
Spirit of Adventure’s official naming ceremony will take place in Portsmouth on Monday 19th July 2021.