Superstar Katy Perry to christen Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has made Katy Perry godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Prima, debuting this August.

The global pop icon will fulfil the maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming Norwegian Prima, the first of six vessels in the Prima Class.

Katy Perry and NCL president and CEO Harry Sommer (Photo credit: Dimitrije Curcic)

Perry will perform during the christening ceremony before Norwegian Prima sets sail on its inaugural voyages from Reykjavík, Iceland, where the vessel will be the first major cruise ship christened in the Icelandic capital.

The tradition of appointing a ship’s godmother is a nautical custom where the individual officiates a ceremonial breaking of a champagne bottle on the ship’s bow to bid the vessel and its travellers good fortune.

Perry said: “My most favourite way to vacation with my family is on the water. 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.”

To commemorate the partnership, NCL has curated a celebratory Spotify playlist featuring Perry’s hits as well as songs by various artists.

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