Norwegian Picks Miami Artist for Getaway Hull
Norwegian Cruise Line is giving its new ships the Breakaway and Getaway identities based on their home ports. This is evident on the Breakaway, which will sail from New York City. The ship will feature entertainment from the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes, there will be hot dog stands onboard and the giant art on the hull of the ship was painted by Peter Max, a New York artist.
Now, the Getaway, Breakaway‘s sister ship, is finally getting her time in the sun, as Norwegian has announced the first of many special features for this ship which will call Miami home. The hull art for Getaway will be created by David “LEBO” Le Batard, a modern artist raised in South Florida.
“When I was asked to design the artwork for Norwegian Getaway, I saw an opportunity to create a prominent image, one that would surely help define the Miami seascape and illustrate the world-class experience that Norwegian Cruise Line has come to stand for,” Le Batard said.
Le Batard is describing his artwork for the Getaway as his version of a tropical paradise featuring a mermaid and three pelicans. The artist has designed murals all over the nation from Miami to New Orleans and San Francisco. His artwork has also been featured on Gibson Guitars, Harley Davidsons and on Gloria Estefan’s latest CD.
The Norwegian Getaway will hold 4,000 passengers and be the largest ship to home port in Miami when it makes its debut in the winter of 2014.