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Copyright © 1995-2002 
Linda Coffman


Norwegian Dawn
December 16, 2002
Christening the "STAR" of the East Coast

by Linda Coffman

Joining President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line onstage, star of Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall serves as the Norwegian Dawn's Godmother

Funny hats, noisemakers, champagne, and celebrity entertainers... Norwegian Cruise Line really knows how to throw a party. 

Welcome to New York, baby, and the christening of the Norwegian Dawn!

The New York City Emerald Society Pipes and Drums opened the star-studded ceremony and, to the delight of all present, cast members of the Broadway smash hit "Rent" and the Harlem Boys Choir followed with performances of New York-inspired tunes. 

Mr. Colin Veitch, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, and Mr. Tan Sri, Chairman of Star Cruises offered welcoming remarks before Norwegian Dawn's Captain Idar Hoydal introduced the vessel's officers. 

What everyone waiting for, though, was Norwegian Dawn's Godmother... Kim Cattrall, star of HBO's Sex and the City did not disappoint as she was joined by a surprise mystery co-Godmother, an animated Statue of Liberty, to proclaim, "I name this ship Norwegian Dawn. May God bless her and all who sail her." 

Christening Photos - Click Thumbnails for full size pictures

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The "Statue of Liberty" makes an appearance in the Atrium New York City Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Colin Veitch, Norwegian Cruise Line President & CEO & Tan Sri, Star Cruises' Chairman  Godmother Kim Cattrall, star of HBO's Sex and the City
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Captain Idar Hoydal Gifts for the Godmother--a necklace & earrings from Tiffany's A gift from the Godmother--a striking painting of the ship The christening begins...
First, though, a "mystery" Godmother takes the stage--an animated "Statue of Liberty" dawn_christen10.JPG (8901 bytes) Ms. Cattrall pulls the lever to send the traditional champagne bottle smashing against the hull dawn_christen11.JPG (17088 bytes)

View the Web Cast of the Christening Ceremony

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