Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Peter Max-Designed Hull for Breakaway
By Brian Major
September 04, 2012 10:11 PM
Norwegian Cruise Line revealed the Peter Max-designed hull artwork that will adorn the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway, scheduled to launch in April of 2013. Billed as “America’s most popular living artist,” Max is the first well-known artist to design the company’s signature hull art work, according to Norwegian Cruise Line officials. The design features, in the words of Max, “a composite of New York City and cosmic imagery -- the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, a giant sunburst, planets, stars, and musical notes.”
“The Big Apple is known for its love of art and its many galleries -- and now, Norwegian Breakaway becomes a floating piece of art that will cruise in and dock every Saturday on New York’s West Side,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer.
Max is among the world’s most celebrated artists and has painted various heads of state including six U.S. presidents. He also painted a Continental Boeing 777 jumbo jet as well as a 600-foot stage for the Woodstock Music Festival. His fanciful New York design will encompass a combined 40,000 square feet of the new ship.
Norwegian Breakaway will offer seven-day New York-departing cruises to Bermuda beginning May 12, 2013, through October 2013, after which the ship will offer sailings to the Bahamas, Florida and the Southern Caribbean through April 2014.