Kelly Clarkson Is Officially A Godmother � To A Cruise Ship
Mother of four Kelly Clarkson is now a godmother to a massive cruise ship.
Norwegian Cruise Lines named Clarkson as the godparent to their new cruise ship, Norwegian Encore. As part of the honor, Kelly will perform at the ship’s christening ceremony in Miami on Thursday, November 21st, and she’ll also “bless” and officially name the Encore. At some point, she’ll release a bottle of champagne, which will smash against the side of the ship.
Norwegian’s President and CEO Andy Stuart made the announcement on Clarkson’s new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show. When Stuart informed Kelly that she wouldn’t literally be smashing the bottle on the ship herself, Kelly was miffed. “What?? Did you see my ‘Since U Been Gone’ video? I can destroy some stuff!” she declared. During the show, Kelly also gifted 20 music educators with all-expenses-paid cruises on the new ship.
In a press release, Stuart said, “We knew we wanted someone who represents our core values. Kelly is a role model who is passionate about family and community, as well as music and entertainment. 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.”
Kelly said she was thrilled with the honor, especially since, as Stuart pointed out, the Encore is a “Breakaway Plus Class” ship – and “Breakaway” is one of Kelly’s hits. In addition, it’s Norwegian’s 17th ship, and Kelly noted that it’s been 17 years since she won American Idol.
The Norwegian Encore will boast two Aqua Parks, one for adults and one aimed at younger guests, laser tag, and the largest go-cart track at sea that reportedly extends 13 feet over the side of the ship.