Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, the award-winning Spanish artist, has created the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore.
The ship is expected to debut in Miami in November next year.
A representation of his modern and abstract style, the ship’s hull will feature a labyrinth of colour inspired by Arranz-Bravo’s life by the sea in Barcelona.
“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 showcase my love for the ocean and my hometown of Barcelona.”
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, played a key role in the selection of Arranz-Bravo as the hull artist for Norwegian Encore, having been inspired by his work for many years.
“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.
At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating up to 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will complete the Breakaway-Plus class.
She is currently being built at Meyer Werft, in Papenburg, Germany and will feature many dining, entertainment and recreational activities.