Kristin Chenoweth named Quantum godmother
Royal Caribbean has announced that the godmother of its next ship, Quantum of the Seas, is going to be US actress Kristin Chenoweth.
The firm, which is due to launch the vessel in Autumn 2014, made the announcement during a TV ad that was broadcast during the Oscars.
“Kristin’s effortless grace and dynamic performances align perfectly with our newest class of ships and we could not be more honoured 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.”
Chenoweth commentated: “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. 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 new ship will hold 4,100 passengers based on double occupancy and will be the first ship within the Quantum-class. The second will be Anthem of the Seas – due to sail in spring 2015.
“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 autumn of 2014.”