On June 13th, Popular songstress Natasha Bedingfield will join HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at the naming ceremony for the New Royal Princess ship, in Southampton, UK.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be officially naming the ship after being announced as the vessel’s godmother earlier this year.
British-born Natasha Bedingfield will be the featured singer at the naming ceremony, which will feature many British ship-naming traditions including:
- A performance by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band.)
- A performance by the pipers of the Irish Guards
- The ship will be blessed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge; she will break a champagne bottle onto the bow of the ship.
About Natasha Bedingfield:
Natasha Bedingfield’s music is known globally, as the acclaimed artist has had worldwide success with her Brit and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum solo debut album, Unwritten.
Natasha has released three albums to date, each reflecting her innovative and contemporary song writing, soulful voice and contagious pop style. Two of the singer’s most notable songs are “Unwritten” and “These Words”, which both topped the UK singles charts. ‘These Words’ was also nominated for ”Best British Single” at the 2005 BRIT Awards.
Princess Cruises executive vice president Jan Swartz said recently spoke about Natasha’s upcoming performance, he said:
“Her music will add a wonderful contemporary touch to the time-honoured elements of the traditional naming ceremony.”
About the naming ceremony and new ship Royal Princess:
This naming ceremony culminates a week-long programme of celebrations.
Royal Princess will arrive at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton (UK) on June 7th, then she’ll depart on her maiden voyage to Barcelona on June 16th. Her inaugural sailing will be followed by Grand Mediterranean Cruises throughout the Northern Hemisphere summer, followed by a number of Eastern Caribbean cruises during the second half of the year.
Those wishing to travel on the new Royal Princess ship will be excited to hear there are limited places on several of the itineraries still available for booking.
Royal Princess will carry 3,600 passengers when she launches next month.
Onboard, guests will enjoy a range of new and exciting features from the innovative company, including:
- A new expanded atrium – a magnificent area, which Princess are referring to as the “social hub of the ship.”
- The exciting over-water “SeaWalk” – the ship’s top-deck glass-bottomed walkway, which extends 8.5 meters beyond the edge of the ship.
- Plush new poolside cabanas – designed especially for those seeking a bit of rest, relaxation & pampering. The cabanas are designed to look like they’re on water!
- Royal Princess ship will offer the largest pastry shop at sea!
- All of Royal Princess’ outside staterooms will have balconies
And there’s much more too…