Natasha Bedingfield Announced as Featured Singer for Royal Princess Naming
Award-winning British Singer-Songwriter to Perform During Next Month's Launch
of Princess Cruises' Newest Ship
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Adding yet another special touch
to the naming ceremony launching Royal Princess, British singer-songwriter
Natasha Bedingfield will perform at the June 13 naming ceremony of the new
ship in Southampton, Princess Cruises has announced.
The globally acclaimed artist will make a special appearance at the
celebration, where Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will officially
name the ship.
Ever since her Brit Award and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum solo debut album
"Unwritten" in 2004, the British-born Bedingfield has been one of the world's
most inspiring and innovative contemporary female singer-songwriters at the
top of the charts. With three albums under her belt, she is known for her
powerfully soulful voice and heartfelt and contagious pop anthems.
Bedingfield's radio hits include songs such as "Unwritten," "Pocket Full of
Sunshine," "Love Like This" and "These Words," and her music can also be heard
in numerous movies and television shows.
"We're excited to have Natasha Bedingfield lend her voice to this special
occasion," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. "Her
music will add a wonderful contemporary touch to the time-honored elements of
the traditional naming ceremony."
In addition to Bedingfield's performance, the Royal Princess inaugural
ceremony will feature many British ship-naming traditions, including a
blessing of the vessel, and a performance by The Band of Her Majesty's Royal
MarinesPortsmouth (Royal Band) and the pipers of the Irish Guards. The
pinnacle of the ceremony will be when the ship's godmother, The Duchess of
Cambridge, breaks the champagne bottle on the bow of the ship.
The ceremony will be the highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to
welcome the vessel into service. Royal Princess will arrive at the Ocean
Terminal in Southampton on Friday, June 7 and will depart on her maiden voyage
on June 16. After her maiden voyage to Barcelona, the ship will sail Grand
Mediterranean cruises throughout the summer, followed by Eastern Caribbean
cruises beginning in the autumn. Passengers still have the opportunity to book
a cruise during the ship's maiden season as limited space remains available.
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation ship. Among the special
features found on board will be a greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of
the ship; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending
28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that
appear to be floating on water; the new Princess Live! television studio; the
largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef's Table Lumiere, a private dining
experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; and balconies on all
outside staterooms. More information and video previews of the ship are
available at www.princess.com/royalprincess.
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SOURCE: Princess Cruises
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