"We knew we wanted someone who represents our core values," said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer. "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."
As godmother, she will perform at the christening ceremony in Miami on Thursday, November 21, as well as fulfil the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming the Norwegian Encore.
To celebrate her new title as godmother to Norwegian Encore, Clarkson and Norwegian Cruise Line recognised 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.
Before it begins its official journey, more than 3,200 agents, media and NCL staff will be sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany to Southampton on October 31 and TTN will also be on that special sailing
Taking the brand's exclusive, stand-out attractions to the next level, Norwegian Encore will feature the world's longest racetrack 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 sq ft with the addition of augmented reality elements; and new immersive escape room and interactive theatre experiences in the 10,000-sq-ft 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 favourites ‘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 24, 2019; 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.But before it begins its official journey, more than 3,200 agents, media and NCL staff from the UK and Europe will be sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany to Southampton on October 31 and TTN will also be on that special sailing.