KATY Perry will be taking her show to the high seas this summer after being named “godmother” of a brand new cruise ship.
The Wide Awake singer, 37, will perform during a christening ceremony for Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Norwegian Prima, which is due to set sail from Reykjavík, Iceland on August 27.
Katy Perry is pictured with Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Harry Sommer in Las Vegas on Wednesday night
The Wide Awake Singer, 37, will perform during a christening ceremony for Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Norwegian Prima
As the godmother of the vessel, Perry will also fulfill the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming the ship, as well breaking a bottle of champagne on the ship’s bow in a bid of good fortune.
In a written statement announcing the partnership on Thursday, the American Idol judge said: “My most favorite way to vacation with my family is on the water.
“Every morning that you wake up, you get to experience an incredible new view. I love that I get to christen her with my good vibrations, and I’m so excited for this new, beautiful, high-end, high-tech ship to take the seas, and provide once-in-a-lifetime vacations for so many families.”
Appointing a godmother of a new ship is a long-standing naval tradition that dates back centuries.
Speaking with reporters in Las Vegas ahead of a performance at her Play residency, Perry joked: “Let’s say G.G – I’m the G.G. of the vessel.”
She also voiced excitement for her scheduled performance in Reykjavík, calling Iceland a “bucket list trip.”
Perry joins a growing list of celebrity godmothers among Norwegian’s ranks. The honor has previously been bestowed on the likes of Sex and The City star Kim Cattrall, actress Rosie O’Donnell, and fellow pop star Kelly Clarkson.
Pitbull is one of few male godmothers, having been handed the title for the Norwegian Escape in 2015.
So far, Prima is proving to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) most in-demand vessel ever launched. It will set sail on its inaugural voyage across Northern Europe and will later offer trips to Bermuda and the Caribbean.
The Prima is the first of six vessels in NCL’s Prima Class, and comes equipped with Oceanwalk glass bridges, infinity pools, and an international dining open-air marketplace.
To cater to younger crowds, the Prima also features an outdoor sculpture garden boasting “Instagrammable” installations by famed artists David Harber and Alexander Krivosheiw.
News of Perry’s collaboration with NCL comes just days after she secured a huge win in her years-long copyright battle over her 2013 smash-hit Dark Horse.
Rapper Marcus Gray sued Perry for $2.8 million in 2014, accusing her of plagiarizing a riff from his song Joyful Noise.
A jury initially sided with Gray, awarding him the payout. However, the verdict was later overturned by a judge who deemed the riff in question was not “particularly unique or rare.”
That decision was upheld last week in a 3-0 verdict, with an appeals court ruling Gray was attempting to claim an “improper monopoly” over common “musical building blocks.”
Perry celebrated the verdict mid-concert in Vegas last week, changing the lyrics to Dark Horse from “before you give it up to me” to “before you take me to court … ’cause I’m a Scorpio, b*tch!”
The outburst was met with thunderous applause, and a clip of the performance has since gone viral across social media.
Perry is currently nearing the end of the second leg of her Play residency, which is held at The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas.
The third leg is due to kick-off in May, with the fourth and final leg due to commence in July.
News of Perry’s collaboration with NCL comes just days after she secured a huge win in her years-long copyright battle over her 2013 smash-hit Dark Horse
The vessel will set sail on August 27, following a performance by Perry
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