Royal Caribbean International Casts Kristin Chenoweth In New Starring Role For Quantum Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean International Casts Kristin Chenoweth In New Starring Role For
                             Quantum Of The Seas

Actress Named Godmother to Cruise Line's Newest Ship Via New Commercial Aired
During Oscars

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2013

MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
audiences. 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 exciting experience."

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

Additional details about Quantum of the Seas will be unveiled in the coming
months. Media can stay updated by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, on
Tumblr at and by visiting

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
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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 Croisieres 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.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean International

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Contact: Royal Caribbean International Media Contacts: Tracy Quan,
+1-305-539-6577,, OR Erin Burden, +1-917-319-6347,; Kristin Chenoweth's Media Contact: Jill Fritzo,
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