Norwegian Joy Christened In Shanghai
Tuesday 4th July 2017, 12:00am
The first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy has been christened in a lavish ceremony held onboard the ship in Shanghai.
At 167,725-gross-tons and with the ability to accommodate 3,883 guests Norwegian Joy features an innovative design, world-class finishes and amenities which have been tailored to provide a ‘First Class at Sea’ experience for Chinese guests.
“After years spent carefully designing this amazing vessel, my team and I are both proud and thrilled to finally christen the world’s first cruise ship custom-designed for the wonderful people of China,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “This is truly a special moment for the entire Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family, our valued travel partners, honored guests and dedicated officers and crew across our fleet.”
The pinnacle moment of the christening ceremony came as Wang Leehom, Norwegian Cruise Line executives and local Chinese government officials simultaneously smashed bottles of champagne against the side of a replica ship hull which released an oversize bottle that shattered against the ship’s actual hull, signifying the maritime tradition of bringing good luck to all who sail on her.
Wang Leehom who serves as Godfather and brand ambassador for Norwegian Joy finished the ceremony with an electrifying performance that wowed the crowd of VIP Chinese and Western guests.
“I’m honored to officially welcome this incredible ship to China and share the cruising lifestyle with Chinese guests as the Godfather for Norwegian Joy,” said Wang Leehom.