On May 31, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) executed an industry first event with the christening of Norwegian Bliss in Seattle broadcasted throughout the ship’s multiple venues to the more than 2,500 guests in attendance.
Following the official bottle-break led by Godfather Elvis Duran, guests watched a bevy of stars perform in six different venues, including the Bliss Theater where three-time Grammy award-winning rock band and headliner, Train, sang fan-favuorite songs including “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” “Hey Soul Sister” and their new hit, “Call Me Sir.”
The queen of disco, Gloria Gaynor, also performed, with guests dancing to some of her greatest hits, including “I Will Survive.”
On board talent also participated in the day’s events with performances by the Jersey Boys, ¡HAVANA! and the Beatles cover band, with each venue hosted by Norwegian cruise directors and members of Elvis Duran and The Morning Show.
“What an extraordinary day it has been,” said NCL president Andy Stuart. “To have Elvis, Train, Gloria Gaynor, Sir Mix-a-Lot and local talent from Seattle help celebrate the christening of Norwegian Bliss, demonstrates our commitment to entertainment and unrivalled guest experiences.”
Norwegian Bliss offers seven-day voyages to Alaska from Seattle this summer and then in October will sail select voyages to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles.