WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: The Norwegian Breakaway’s signature hull artwork, designed by pop icon Peter Max, was revealed yesterday.
The 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway will arrive in her year-round homeport of New York City in early May 2013. The ship will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to King’s Wharf, Bermuda on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
It will be the largest ship ever to make weekly calls to Bermuda.
This is the first time Norwegian has commissioned a well-known artist to paint the hull artwork on one of its ships.
Launching in April 2013, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest ship to homeport in New York City year-round.
Max’s signature artwork will cover approximately 40,000 square feet of Norwegian Breakaway’s hull.
He said: “While it has been an honour to have my art exhibited in museums and galleries, I have also enjoyed creating giant ‘canvases’ for public view, including my 600 ft. Woodstock stage, a giant World’s Fair mural, the body of a Continental 777 super jet, and now, the hull of Norwegian Breakaway.
“The artwork is a composite of New York City and cosmic imagery— the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, a giant sunburst, planets, stars, and musical notes. That’s my New York! And now Norwegian Breakaway is my New York cruise ship ‘canvas.’
Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian CEO, said: “Norwegian Breakaway is New York’s ship and this colourful artwork by Peter Max will make the ship an instant icon.
“The Big Apple is known for its love of art and its many galleries — and now, Norwegian Breakaway becomes a floating piece of art.”