Katy Perry named Norwegian Prima godmother
By Katie McGonagle | 17 Mar 2022
Pop star and American Idol host Katy Perry has been named the godmother of Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest ship, Norwegian Prima
The star is set to perform at the christening ceremony in Reykjavik on August 27 – the first time the Icelandic capital has hosted a ship naming – prior to Prima setting sail on its maiden voyage.
“We are so excited to welcome Katy Perry, a one-of-a-kind artist and worldwide sensation, as godmother of Norwegian Prima,” said Harry Sommer, president and chief executive of NCL.
“We are so incredibly proud that she will be part of the Norwegian Cruise Line family and look forward to launching our beautiful, innovative ship with her in August.”
Perry said cruising was her “favourite” type of holiday. She added: “Every morning that you wake up, you get to experience an incredible new view.
“I love that I get to christen her with my good vibrations, and I’m so excited for this new, beautiful, high-end, high-tech ship to take the seas, and provide once-in-a-lifetime vacations for so many families.”
Norwegian Prima will sail from Southampton to Northern Europe, before operating itineraries in Bermuda from New York City and in the Caribbean from Galveston, Texas.
Seabourn has also announced mountaineer and polar explorer Alison Levine as the godmother of new expedition vessel Seabourn Venture, which launches in July.
Levine captained the first American Women’s Everest Expedition in 2022, and has completed the ‘Explorer’s Grand Slam’, which includes climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents as well as skiing to the north and south poles.
She also worked on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California governor campaign and as adjunct professor at US Military Academy West Point, wrote a New York Times bestseller about her extreme adventures and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honour in 2019.