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Norwegian asks public to name new ships

Norwegian asks public to name new ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has launched the ‘Norwegians Name Their Ships’ contest asking fans in five countries to help select the names for the line’s two new Breakaway Plus class ships.

From now until September 24th 2013, Norwegian’s Facebook fans in the United States, Canada, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom have the opportunity to vote for their two favourite potential ship names from a list of the line’s top ten name prospects.

Those who vote will be entered to win a trip to the first ship’s inaugural festivities.

“We have the most passionate and engaged fans.

“We know that nothing makes our community more excited than the anticipation of our new ship launches and these two are our largest and most innovative ships ever,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s chief executive officer.

“It’s so important to us to involve our community of Norwegians in this exciting process. We have listed name options that speak to the character of our brand and allude to the uniqueness of Freestyle Cruising.”

Norwegian’s new Breakaway Plus ships will be the largest in the line’s fleet at approximately 163,000 gross tonnes and 4,200 passenger berths each and will be similar in design and innovation to the line’s current Breakaway class, the first of which, Norwegian Breakaway, launched in New York in early May and the second of which, Norwegian Getaway, will launch in January and arrive in her homeport of Miami in February.       

To enter, UK fans should go to Norwegian’s UK Facebook page.

Once there, they will see a list of ten possible names.

They can vote once per day for the two names that they like best.

Norwegian will pick one name for each ship based on the names that receive the top number of votes from the community.