Norwegian Cruise Line Christens Newest Innovative Ship Norwegian Encore
A christening ceremony was hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami for its a new ship, Norwegian Encore.
More than 3,500 guests which include travel partners, investors, government officials, media and family and friends of Norwegian Cruise Line were invited to the pier side ceremony and celebration that took place at Port Miami.
The ceremony was interactive and showcased the entertaining, innovative and meaningful experience that is offered by the company which encouraged the guests to have a good time. The onboard entertainment show was also presented by the Company which was thoroughly enjoyed by the guests. This included “Choir of Man” and the Tony Award®-winning “Kinky Boots.” The guests were welcomed by Frank Del Rio, president, and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line and Harry Sommer, incoming president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line and they also spoke about the history of the Company and it’s commitment to Miami, the beauty of the new ship, her industry-leading amenities, and their gratitude for all those who ensure a memorable guest experience aboard Norwegian Encore.
“Norwegian Cruise Line has been sailing from Miami for over 50 years,” said Frank Del Rio, president, and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “We were the first to offer weekly cruises to the Caribbean from Miami, which shaped the city’s reputation as the ‘Cruise Capital of the World.’ Five years ago, we launched our history-making Breakaway Plus class and today, we are proud to christen Norwegian Encore, the final ship of this class and a true representation of the evolution of the brand, right here in our hometown of Miami.”
The traditional blessings were followed by the official christening of the Norwegian Encore with the champagne bottle break across the hull of the ship by the honorary godmother and GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson then gave a live performance on “Miss Independent,” “Stronger,” “Since U Been Gone,” and other chart-topping hits.
This addition marks the closing of the Breakaway Pluss class which is the most successful class of ships of the Company which was introduced in Miami after the launch of Norwegian Escape in 2015. Norwegian Escape, Joy, Bliss and now Encore, have brought in revolution in the cruise industry and also raised the level of experience by including the only racetracks and open-air laser tag arenas in the world, the most sophisticated gaming and virtual reality complexes, world-class entertainment that rivals anything on land and new, creative culinary offerings.
From the 24th of November this year, Norwegian Encore will start offering seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami; Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries from New York City beginning Apr. 22, 2020; and voyages to the Western Caribbean from Miami will start from Dec. 12, 2020. The vessel will make it’s West Coast debut in the spring of 2021 and will sail to Alaska from Seattle.