Grammy Award-Winning Kelly Clarkson Named Godmother To Norwegian Encore

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Norwegian CEO Andy Stuart with Kelly Clarkson.

Norwegian Cruise Line has named Grammy Award-winning musician and TV show host Kelly Clarkson as the godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, set to debut in Miami in NOV. 

The cruise line’s President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Stuart appeared on Clarkson’s new nationally syndicated daytime show “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” to invite her to join the Norwegian Cruise Line family as godmother to Norwegian Encore. 

As godmother, she will perform at the christening ceremony in MIA on 21NOV, as well as fulfill the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming the ship.

“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 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 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.”

Bruce Parkinson

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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.