Kelly Clarkson is Norwegian Encore’s godmother

Andy Stuart with Kelly Clarkson on the air Tuesday PHOTO: Adam Torgerson/NBCUniversal

Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson will serve as the godmother for Norwegian Encore during its naming festivities in November.

Music educators awarded cruises

The news was announced today on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ with a visit from Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart. In addition, Clarkson and Stuart recognized and awarded 20 music educators on show with a seven-day cruise.

As godmother, Clarkson will officially name Norwegian Encore and perform at the Nov. 21 christening ceremony in Miami.

Shared values and passions

‘We wanted someone who represents our core values,’ Stuart said. ‘Kelly is a role model who is passionate about family and community, as well as music and entertainment. These are our passions, too.’

Posted 10 September 2019

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