Norwegian Getaway to have tropical hull art

Norwegian Getaway to have tropical hull art

By Tom Stieghorst
Getaway hullHull art for the Norwegian Getaway will depict a mermaid holding the sun, along with pelicans and palm trees, Norwegian Cruise Line disclosed Monday.

Miami artist and muralist David Le Betard will execute the whimsical tropical ocean theme, which was unveiled at Le Batard’s studio in the city’s Wynwood area.

The Getaway is scheduled to launch in early 2014 and will sail year-round from Miami.

“Norwegian Getaway will be Miami’s ship and, therefore, we wanted to ensure that her hull was designed by artist with strong ties to Miami and the Latin community,” Norwegian CEO Kevin Sheehan said.

Le Batard paints in a style called “post-modern cartoon expressionism,” which according to Norwegian “combines cartoon imagery with bold color and unique linear composition.”

He has previously worked with Gibson Guitars, Ferrari and Harley-Davidson.

Norwegian Breakaway to have Sabrett hot dog carts

Norwegian Breakaway to have Sabrett hot dog carts

Norwegian Breakaway
By Tom Stieghorst
Norwegian Cruise Line said the Breakaway will have three Sabrett hot dog carts, associating another New York icon with the 4,000-passenger ship.

Sabrett’s yellow and blue umbrellas and all-beef frankfurters are ubiquitous on New York streets.

“We’re so excited to offer our hot dogs on board Norwegian Breakaway,” Sabrett vice president Mark Rosen said.

The Breakaway will enter service in April and sail year-round from New York, and Norwegian has taken pains to link the ship to the city. The hull will be painted with a likeness of Lady Liberty and a city skyline, and the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes will serve as godmothers.

Norwegian also said that Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Lager beer will be served at the Uptown Bar and Grill.

“Our guests will truly get a real taste of the city as a part of their whole New York experience while onboard,” Norwegian CEO Kevin Sheehan said.