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Pitbull christens Norwegian Escape with larger than life performance

The magnificent new Norwegian Escape – Norwegian’s largest ship and the first in its Breakaway Plus-Class – was christened yesterday in a stunning ceremony worthy of her size and status. International music sensation Pitbull, who also served as godfather for Norwegian Escape, thrilled fans and VIPs alike at the PortMiami pier side concert. The ship’s breath-taking hull artwork, created by Guy Harvey, who made a special guest appearance, served as the backdrop for the epic event. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio kicked off the festivities, where guests experienced an afternoon packed with fun and excitement...

Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery today of the line’s largest ship to date, the 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape, from MEYER WERFT during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, after a building period of only 17 months. Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class, signifying an evolution of Norwegian Cruise Line and bringing to life the brand’s promise of freedom and flexibility with a premium experience from bow to stern. Following delivery today, the ship sets sail for Hamburg for the start of her European inaugural festivities. After a two-night stop in Southampton, Norwegian Escape...

Norwegian Epic Receives Shipwide Enhancements

Norwegian Epic welcomed guests onboard on Monday, October 19, following a three week dry dock where the ship received significant enhancements across the vessel, including entertainment, dining, technical operations and more. The new features come as Norwegian Epic readies for her winter and summer season sailing the Mediterranean from Barcelona, followed by her return to the United States and her new home in Port Canaveral in the fall of 2016. Norwegian Epic now features a brand new entertainment outlet The Cavern Club, bringing the legendary Liverpool venue where the Beatles saw their popularity skyrocket to life. Following the addition of...

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Its Entry to the China Cruise Market

Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce the first purpose-built ship customized for the China market in 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) CEO Frank Del Rio announced today during the CruiseWorld China summit in Shanghai. Currently under construction, the new ship is designed specifically for the China market with accommodations, cuisine and onboard experiences that cater to the unique vacation preferences of Chinese guests. “Our new purpose-built ship for China will have characteristics that are authentic to Norwegian Cruise Line and yet distinctively Chinese in all of its sensibility,” said Del Rio. “With this new ship, Norwegian will unquestionably...