Kelly Clarkson will perform at the christening ceremony of Norwegian Encore in November as her godmother (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)
Norwegian Cruise Lines has made Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson the godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Encore. Clarkson will perform and bless the ship at the christening ceremony in November in Miami, Florida.
Norwegian’s president and CEO Andy Stuart appeared on Clarkson’s TV show to invite her to join the Norwegian Cruise Line family in her new role.
“We knew we wanted someone who represents our core values,” said Stuart. “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 honoured 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, Clarkson and Norwegian Cruise Line awarded 20 deserving music educators on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ with a seven-day cruise, demonstrating how education and travel are powerful tools that can connects people, and promote awareness and understanding around the world.
“I am so honoured 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,” said 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.”
Launching in autumn 2019, Norwegian Encore will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami beginning on 24 November. She will then reposition to New York to offer trips to Canada and New England itineraries from New York City for 22 April 2020.