Celebrity Cruises has confirmed the death of Celebrity Eclipse godmother Emma Pontin.
The 44-year-old Hampshire-based ocean-racing skipper and yachting instructor was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer.
She helped name the cruise ship in Southampton in 2010 and has since been invited on board as an inspirational speaker.
Celebrity Crusies said: “It is with a heavy heart that we share news of beloved Celebrity Eclipse godmother Emma Pontin's passing.
“An inspiring adventurer and an accomplished yachtswoman of many talents, Emma will always hold a special place at Celebrity Cruises.
“It is because of the bravery and leadership of women like Emma – and women and families everywhere – that breast cancer research should continue to receive attention and support in the journey to find a cure in our lifetime.
“Our condolences to Emma's family and friends. She will be missed dearly, and her memory will live on."
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