Norwegian Escape Christened In Miami

Norwegian Cruise Line has christened the new Norwegian Escape – its largest ship and the first of the Breakaway Plus Class. Held pier-side at Port Miami, company Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio joined invited guests, executives and passengers to commemorate the event showcasing the varied entertainment options it is known for.

 

In addition to a sneak preview of the Tony Award-winning Broadway shows “After Midnight” and “Million Dollar Quartet”, guests were treated to an acrobatic Parkour performance and a selection of songs by Cuban-American singer Pitbull, who is also the ship’s godfather. A slideshow of themed guest photos by roving photographers and DJ-led singalongs created an interactive event to welcome one of the industry’s most hotly anticipated ships.

 

Weighing in at 164,600-GRT, Norwegian Escape features an elevated design that makes for a decidedly upscale experience with quality finishes, curated artwork and the most luxurious The Haven in the fleet. A range of accommodation options, from Studios designed and priced for solo travellers to Family Oceanview Staterooms for up to 5 guests, ensure stylish living spaces onboard for every occasion and price point, complmented by contemporary dining with a mix of complimentary options, signature favorites and premium specialty outlets, including 2 new restaurants (Bayamo and Pincho Tapas Bar) from James Beard Award-Winning Iron Chef Jose Garces and the sophisticated Food Republic, a food hall developed by Miami-based The Pubbelly Restaurant Group.

 

In addition to Broadway musicals, entertainment onboard also includes the exclusive “For The Record: The Brat Pack” dinner and show celebrating classic motion picture soundtracks, as well as the world’s first wine tasting musical – “Wine Lovers”. On deck, the ship houses the largest ropes course at sea and a redesigned Aqua Park, highlighted by a new tandem Aqua Racer slide and 2 new large format LED screens.

 

Norwegian Escape will begin her inaugural season in the Caribbean with a short 3-night roundtrip sailing to Bahamas. She will operate a series of eastern and western Caribbean itineraries ranging from 6 to 14 days, with calls to major ports including Bay of Islands, Cozumel, Nassau, Roatan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tortola and Harvest Caye, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new private island experience in Belize.

 

For more information, visit www.ncl.com.

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