Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest vessel makes an artsy statement.
The Norwegian Dawn bears gaily painted artwork on the hull
depicting its Caribbean itineraries and its New York City summer
One side of the hull features dolphins playing in multicolor
waves while the other side features the Statue of Liberty.
The 91,740-ton, 2,224-passenger Norwegian Dawn is scheduled for
a Dec. 5 delivery and a Dec. 14 arrival in New York for inaugural
While the hull paintings are colorful and whimsical, more
serious works will adorn the Norwegian Dawn’s interior.
The alternative Le Bistro restaurant will feature four original
Impressionist oil paintings by Renoir, Matisse, Van Gogh and
The works are on loan through 2003 and 2004 from the personal
collection of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman of NCL parent Star
Colin Veitch, NCL’s cerebral president and CEO, managed to link
the Impressionist art to NCL’s signature Freestyle Cruising, which
essentially did away with set dining hours and other regimentation
“Students of both art history and cruising will see the
connection immediately between Impressionism and Freestyle
Cruising,” Veitch said. “They know that the Impressionists, in a
short extraordinarily innovative period, broke the
classical/traditional mold that had characterized all western art
for the entire 19th century. How fitting, then, that we have fine
examples of their works on the ship whose ordering in April 2000
marked the announcement of Freestyle Cruising.”
The Norwegian Dawn will rotate weekly Eastern and Western
Caribbean itineraries from Miami starting Dec. 21. Fares start at
$799 per person.
On May 18, the Dawn begins an innovative program from New York,
operating seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Florida. Ports of
call include Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami and Port Canaveral.
Passengers can also embark in Port Canaveral.
STOP THE PRESSES
Norwegian Cruise Line has launched same-day delivery of daily
newspapers aboard the Norwegian Star, Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Wind
and the Norway. Among the papers offered: International Herald
Tribune, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times
and USA Today.
The papers are printed in an 11-by-17-inch format and delivered
to staterooms. The cost is $3.95 per paper.