Natasha Bedingfield Announced as Featured Singer for Royal Princess Naming Ceremony

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 
Karen Candy,, +1-661-753-1540 
PRN Photo Desk, 
SOURCE: Princess Cruises 
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