Norwegian Cruise Line names Clarkson Godmother to its Newest Ship, Norwegian Encore
Norwegian Cruise Line has named Kelly Clarkson as godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November. The announcement was made via the cruise line’s President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Stuart on Clarkson’s new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
As godmother, she will perform at the christening ceremony in Miami on Thursday, November 21st, as well as fulfill the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming the beautiful Norwegian Encore.
“We knew we wanted someone who represents our core values,” Stuart shares. “Kelly is a role model who is passionate about family and community, as well as music and entertainment. These are our passions too! We are honored to have her join our family of godparents and look forward to celebrating Norwegian Encore’s debut in Miami with her, this November.”
To celebrate her new title as godmother to Norwegian Encore, Clarkson and Norwegian Cruise Line recognized and awarded 20 deserving music educators on The Kelly Clarkson Show with a seven-day cruise, showcasing the mutual appreciation for education and travel as a powerful tool that connects people and promotes awareness and understanding around the world.
“I am so honored to be named the godmother to Norwegian Encore, and to get to be a part of such a special ceremony to christen the new ship in Miami,” states Clarkson. “I believe that surrounding yourself with the ones you love and taking time for them is important while having the most amazing and unforgettable vacation, which is what Norwegian Cruise Line stands for and provides for its guests.”
Taking the brand’s exclusive, stand-out attractions to the next level, Norwegian Encore will feature the world’s longest race track at sea at 1,100 feet with four high-speed curves extending up to 13 feet over the side of the ship; the largest outdoor laser tag arena at nearly 10,000 square feet with the addition of augmented reality elements; and new immersive escape room and interactive theater experiences in the 10,000-square-foot Galaxy Pavilion.
In addition to featuring many of the highly rated restaurants and lounges that have made the Breakaway Plus class one of the most innovative and successful in the company’s history, Norwegian Encore will debut a new elevated Italian dining experience, Onda by Scarpetta, in collaboration with LDV Hospitality. The Tony Award-winning musical, “Kinky Boots” will headline the world-class entertainment on board, with returning guest favorites The Choir of Man, Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical and the rocking Beatles cover band of The Cavern Club.
Launching this fall, Norwegian Encore will offer seven day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning November 24th; Bermuda, and Canada and New England itineraries from New York City beginning April 22, 2020; voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning December 12, 2020; and in the spring of 2021 will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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