Getaway art turns up Miami Heat

//Getaway art turns up Miami Heat

getaway-hull-art.jpgMiami will go to sea on board cruise ship Norwegian Getaway launching in January 2014. The ship’s striking hull art, intended to reflect the connection with its home port, has been created by Cuban-American artist David “LEBO” LeBatard.
The artwork features a whimsical tropical ocean theme complete with a mermaid holding the sun, pelicans and palm trees. Its creator also designed part of the Miami Heat basketball arena for owner Mickey Arison, boss of rival Carnival Cruise Corporation.
Norwegian’s CEO, Kevin Sheehan, said: “Getaway will be Miami’s ship and we wanted to ensure the hull was designed by an artist with strong ties to Miami and the Latin community. Having begun his career in South Florida, Dave is an artist that is entrenched here. His work adorns the city and I’ve learned that he is also a genuinely nice guy. He is a shining star in Miami, as well as the global art community.
“LEBO’s incredible design reflects all of the elements that Miami is known for – sea, sun and paradise. This artwork will surely make Norwegian Getaway an iconic part of the Miami skyline when she arrives as Miami’s largest year-round ship in 2014.”
The ship, currently being built by Meyer-Werft in Germany, will carry 4,000 passengers and is scheduled to sail year-round on seven-day cruises to the Caribbean. Sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, to be introduced next year, will be based in New York and has a Big Apple design by Peter Max.

By | 2017-06-15T15:59:41+00:00 5 December 2012|Cruise Ships|1 Comment

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  1. P 5 December 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Norwegian Getaway – not Breakaway

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