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Friday, April 19, 2013
Royal Caribbean International casts Kristin Chenoweth in starring role with Quantum of the Seas
Triple-threat, Emmy and Tony award-winning Kristin Chenoweth, is adding yet
another accolade to her impressive resume: godmother to Royal Caribbean
International’s much anticipated new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas.
The cruise line announced the appointment, which is steeped in maritime
tradition, in an unconventional way during a red carpet-inspired commercial
that aired during ABC television network’s broadcast of the Oscars.
Exemplifying what it means to be a leading lady both onstage and off,
Chenoweth was chosen for her effervescent personality and ability to wow
Her versatile range of roles made her a natural fit, given that Quantum
of the Seas, set to debut in fall 2014, is poised to introduce
unprecedented experiences and amenities only attainable on Royal Caribbean
Historically an honor reserved for heads of state, politicians and
celebrities, godmothers not only break a bottle to christen a ship, but also
serve as guiding spirits to its guests and crew.
Royal Caribbean looks to
capture the essence of the role by choosing women whose life lessons and
achievements illustrate the kind of courage, dedication and determination that
are an inspiration to all.
“Kristin’s effortless grace and dynamic performances align perfectly with
our newest class of ships and we could not be more honored to have her
represent Quantum of the Seas,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and
CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “Working with such a remarkable and
versatile woman for one of maritime’s longest standing traditions is an
Known for their world class entertainment, Royal Caribbean was the first
cruise line to introduce fully-licensed Broadway productions onboard its ships
and currently features Saturday Night Fever, Hairspray and Chicago: The
Musical. With Chenoweth’s renowned background as an entertainer, the two
perfectly complement each other with their commitment to delivering authentic
and engaging entertainment.
“I am so excited to be named godmother of Royal Caribbean International’s
newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. I have been lucky to play many roles
and I am looking forward to this one,” stated Kristin Chenoweth. “I think the
Royal Caribbean brand is the perfect match for me, especially with their
history of providing exceptional entertainment experiences to their guests.”
The Quantum class of ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of
the Seas, will build upon Royal Caribbean’s legacy of revolutionary ship
design and bold innovation. At 158,000 gross registered tons (GRT) and with a
capacity of 4,100 guests based on double occupancy, the ships will debut in
fall 2014 and spring 2015, respectively.
“Our ships have always been designed for WOW and with Quantum of Seas,
we are excited to introduce Quantum cruising and the ‘at sea’ firsts that our
guests have come to expect from Royal Caribbean,” said Adam Goldstein,
President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We look forward to working
with Kristen and having her officially name our ship when she is delivered in
the fall of 2014.”
Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of
signature onboard amenities, entertainment and award-winning family
programming. The cruise line has a 40-year history of giving guests the Royal
Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting itineraries to popular
destinations and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service.
Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 10 consecutive
years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. For additional information
or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com or call (800)
ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. Follow Royal Caribbean on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RoyalCaribbean
or on Twitter, @RoyalCaribbean. Travel professionals should visit www.cruisingpower.com or call (800)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL) is a global cruise vacation
company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur,
Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises
through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate a
combined total of 40 ships with four under construction.