Norwegian Cruise Line named the Rockettes as the godmothers of its newest cruise ship, Norwegian Breakaway. At the same time, MSG Entertainment, owner of the Rockettes, announced Norwegian Cruise Line will be the official cruise line of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall and an official partner of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

"I strongly believe that the Rockettes, one of the most beloved and recognizable New York icons, are the perfect choice to serve as the ship's godmothers," Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's CEO, said in a prepared statement.

As part of the Rockettes' role as godmothers, two dancers from the famed troupe will sail aboard each of the first six sailings of Norwegian Breakaway, and the first sailing of each month thereafter. While onboard, the two Rockettes will lead exclusive Rockette-themed fitness classes and will participate in photo ops, as well as meet and greets with passengers. The Rockettes also will be showcased via a historical retrospective in the ship's library.

Having Rockettes on board the ship "takes the role of godmother to a new level as the Rockettes will be a special part of Norwegian Breakaway's unique cruising experience," Sheehan said.

The christening ceremony will take place May 8 in New York City.

Norwegian has been revealing a steady stream of information on the Breakaway, including its solo cabin-and-lounge complex, Haven suite complex, kids' activities, restaurants and more. Follow along on our Project Breakaway page.

--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor