Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Elvis Duran, nationally syndicated radio and digital personality and on-air host of iHeartMedia’s top rated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show will serve as godfather of its newest ship, Norwegian Bliss.
As godfather, Duran will have an honorary role in the official ship christening ceremony on May 30th, 2018 at Pier 66 in Seattle.
Custom built for the ultimate cruising experience, Norwegian Bliss will boast an array of exhilarating activities, delectable dining options and show stopping performances.
The line’s sixteenth ship will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises during her inaugural summer season and, beginning in November 2018, Norwegian Bliss will trade in Alaska’s breath-taking scenery for stunning Caribbean sunsets as she sails seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises each Saturday from Port Miami.
In the maritime world, it is a longstanding tradition to name a Godparent of a new vessel and the honour is given to an individual who will officially christen a new ship, and remain in their role for the life of the ship.
Norwegian Cruise Line bestowed the godfather role upon Duran as he mirrors the fun, exciting and original personality that Norwegian Bliss so wholly embodies.
While Norwegian Bliss is docked in Seattle on May 30th, 2018, he will join Norwegian Cruise Line Holding president Frank Del Rio in the tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull and officially christening the vessel during an exciting ceremony.
“Elvis Duran epitomises the high-energy, and liveliness that the ship represents and we’re very excited to have him join the family as Godfather to Norwegian Bliss,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer.
“Norwegian Cruise Line’s mission is first and foremost to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind unforgettable vacation and continue to develop and offer guests the latest innovative experiences.
“As one of the most beloved radio hosts in history, Elvis’ commitment to entertainment and bringing laughter and joy to his listeners each day is exactly why we believe he is the perfect fit to represent Norwegian Bliss.”