US model and actress Christie Brinkley is to be godmother to Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ new ship Seven Seas Splendor.

She will christen the 750-passeger ship in Miami on February 21, 2020.

The vessel is currently being built in Ancona in Italy and will sail in the Caribbean and Mediterranean next year.

RSSC president and CEO Jason Montague said: “Christie Brinkley is a universally beloved icon who is synonymous worldwide for her beauty, style and commitment to health and happiness.

“It’s fitting that the godmother of Seven Seas Splendor reflects timeless elegance, vitality and sophistication, as Regent has perfected all the details of luxury onboard Seven Seas Splendor.

“We are deeply honoured that Christie will christen our newest ship and delighted to welcome her to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises family.”

Brinkley added: “We learn best about the beautiful world around us by exploring new cities, immersing ourselves in different cultures and interacting with the gracious people who live there.

“We cherish and remember these moments more when we experience them with the people we love. The absolute most invigorating and luxurious way to travel the world is by cruising the seas.

“As a woman who strives to inspire other females to achieve their career and personal aspirations, I’m especially proud to be godmother of the first new cruise ship in maritime history to be captained by a female, the trailblazing captain Serena Melani.”