This week at a press conference held on the Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line named the Rockettes as the godmothers of its newest cruise ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. The christening ceremony will take place May 8 in New York City. In addition, Norwegian Cruise Line will be the official cruise line of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, and an official partner of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There will be an 11-foot model of the Breakaway on display at Radio City.
But the Rockettes involvement in the Breakaway does not end there. Two dancers from the celebrated ensemble will sail aboard each of the first six sailings of Norwegian Breakaway, and the first sailing of each month thereafter. Onboard, the two Rockettes will lead exclusive Rockette-themed fitness classes and will participate in photo ops, as well as meet and greets with passengers. An historical retrospective of the Rockettes can be viewed in the ship's library.
""I strongly believe that the Rockettes, one of the most beloved and recognizable New York icons, are the perfect choice to serve as the ship's godmothers,"" Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's CEO, said in a prepared statement.
Norwegian Breakaway will home port in New York City, sailing to Bermuda in the summer and the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean in the winter.