Norwegian Cruise Line yesterday released official images of how the bow and forward hull on the line’s newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, will look. The cruise line commissioned pop artist, Peter Max, to paint the 114,000 ton vessel and it may well be his largest canvas yet, in all the painting will cover 40,000 square feet of the ships exterior.
Norwegian Cruise Line CEO, Kevin Sheehan said “Norwegian Breakaway is New York’s ship, and this colorful artwork by Peter Max will make the ship an instant icon”.
Peter Max is renowned for his Statue of Liberty paintings and he has certainly added a rather impressive one to Norwegian Breakaway’s bow. If I had to describe it I would say it is an explosion of colour, culture and is most definitely unique. She will not get lost in a crowd that’s for sure!
In a press release from Peter Max he commented “The artwork is a composite of New York City and cosmic imagery — the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, a giant sunburst, planets, stars, and musical notes.
That’s my New York! And now Norwegian Breakaway is my New York cruise ship ‘canvas.’”
Norwegian Breakaway is currently under construction at Germany’s, Meyer Werft shipyard; she is expected for delivery in April 2013. On board will be space for up to 4,000 passengers and she will sail year-round out of New York to destinations including Bermuda, Southern Caribbean and the Bahamas. Norwegian Breakaway will also be the largest ship ever based year-round in New York City.
As with all Norwegian Cruise Line ships there will be an array of interesting features and facilities on board including, Shaker’s Cocktail Bar, Bar 21, Bliss Ultra Lounge, Vibe Beach Club, Cirque Dreams and Dinner Jungle Fantasy, Fat Catz Jazz & Blues Club, Casino, Aqua Park, Sports Complex, Spa, Cagney’s Steakhouse, O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill and Shanghai’s Noodle Bar.