Royal Caribbean International is pleased to announce that the first Britto Concept store at sea from pop culture artist Romero Britto, will feature onboard new ship Allure of the Seas.
The Britto store will be an engaging and interactive space for guests to enjoy the colour, innovation and spirit that encapsulate Britto’s art. Located in the Central Park neighbourhood, the store will display artwork along with smaller collectible pieces and sculptures of all sizes. A unique sculpture boasting Britto’s well?known butterflies will be in the gardens of Central Park directly in front of the store, welcoming guests and providing a cheerful photo opportunity.
Britto will be creating two pieces exclusive for Royal Caribbean International guests to purchase – a custom canvas painting and a Royal Caribbean International inspired teddy bear. Britto will attend Allure of the Seas’ inaugural sailing on 5 December 2010, providing Britto fans a unique opportunity to interact with the artist in painting parties, autograph sessions and meet and greet events.
Within the store, which will be fitted out in black and white in contrast to Britto’s colourful artwork, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the artist himself as well as participate in wine and champagne events and art discussions. A wide array of artwork, posters, giftware, collectibles and luggage will be available for purchase, ranging from original and limited edition canvas paintings, to tableware such as teapots and coasters; collectible figurines and sculpture, stationery, umbrellas, children’s books and pet toys.
Britto’s paintings and sculptures are currently featured on five continents in more than 100 galleries worldwide. His original artwork, dubbed “the art of healing,” brings together bright colours and playful themes with compositional elements of Cubism. His belief that “art should be accessible to all, and enjoyed by people of all ages” is a key reason his artwork appeals to art lovers ages eight to eighty.
Allure of the Seas shares the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship with sister-ship Oasis of the Seas. An architectural marvel at sea, she will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms. Allure of the Seas will feature Royal Caribbean International’s exclusive neighbourhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which will include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship will alternate a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Additional information is available at www.AllureoftheSeas.com.