Norwegian Encore's hull will feature a 'labyrinth of colour' (Image: Norwegian Cruise Line)
Award-winning Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo has created the hull artwork for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore, which will debut in Miami, Florida in November 2019.
Known for his humanistic approach to abstract art, Arranz-Bravo has created a design that is inspired by his life by the sea in Barcelona and pays tribute to the ‘vibrant guest experience for which the Norwegian brand is recognised’. The hull will feature a ‘labyrinth of colour’.
“Norwegian Cruise Line is a dynamic, pioneering company known for its innovative experiences and breath-taking collection of beautifully designed ships,” said Arranz-Bravo. “I am honoured to not only bring that vibrancy to life even more on Norwegian Encore, but also to showcase my love for the ocean and my hometown of Barcelona.”
Arranz-Bravo was chosen as the hull artist by Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, who has long been inspired by his artwork.
“We are well-known for our iconic hull designs and know that Arranz-Bravo’s lively design will complement the colourful destinations in the Caribbean that Norwegian Encore will visit when she debuts next year,” said Del Rio.
Norwegian Encore, which will be the fourth and final ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class, will also feature an extensive collection of artwork in her public spaces and accommodation areas.
“Eduardo’s design will be a perfect complement to the collection of hull artwork within our fleet and is a testament to the dynamic experience our guests will have onboard,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are proud to welcome him to our Norwegian Cruise Line family.”
Currently under construction at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, the 167,800gt Norwegian Encore will accommodate 4,000 guests and boast multiple dining venues, entertainment offerings and recreational activities. Starting from 17 November 2019, the vessel will homeport in Miami and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean before repositioning in April 2020.
Read our exclusive interview with Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, to learn more about Norwegian Encore and the cruise line’s latest updates in our Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review.
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