The one where The Rockettes® Breakaway with Norwegian

Godmothers don’t come any more kicking than the Rockettes® who have been named the official godmothers of Norwegian’s newest build, Norwegian Breakaway.

The New York icons will further strengthen the ship’s bond with the city when they christen her in her home port on 8 May 2013 and are slated to sail aboard the ship on the first six cruises commencing 12 May 2013 and continuing on the first sailing of each month thereafter.

Two Rockettes® per select sailing will participate in a range of special guests events including fitness classes, photo opportunities and meet-and-greets as part of the partnership that also names Norwegian Cruise Line the “Official Cruise Line” of the Rockettes® and Radio City Music Hall and the “Official Partner” of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

“Having two Rockettes® on board select sailings is going to be a very special opportunity for our guests to have more interaction with these incredibly talented and dynamic women,” Norwegian Cruise Line chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan said.

“This truly takes the role of Godmother to a new level as the Rockettes® will be a special part of Norwegian Breakaway’s unique cruising experience.

“The Rockettes not only epitomise New York, they are known as strong role models and talented stars.”

Norwegian Cruise Line will also be part of the 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with guests attending the event given the opportunity to win one of two cruises for a family of four aboard Norwegian Breakaway as part of the “Spectacular Sweeps”.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line as we bring together three of our iconic New York based properties in the MSG Entertainment portfolio, Radio City Music Hall, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the legendary Rockettes,” Madison Square Garden Entertainment president Melissa Ormond said.

“The Rockettes have been beloved by millions of fans for the past 85 years in New York and it is such an honour to celebrate their legacy as the official Godmothers of the largest ship ever to homeport in New York City.”

Radio City Music Hall’s Grand Lounge will also feature an 11-foot replica of Norwegian Breakaway as part of the partnership.

The Rockettes® performed in New York City for the first time in 1927 and since have appeared at events including; the Tony Awards, “Project Runway”, “Dancing with the Stars” and presidential inaugurations.

Sharing the belief that “together we’re better”, the dancers are the epitome of teamwork and dedication.

Originally written by Natalie Aroyan for e-Travel Blackboard

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