NEW YORK — Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a multitude of new partnerships with leaders in the fields of dining, beverage and entertainment to feature innovative branded experiences onboard Norwegian Escape.
NCL’s largest ship ever, Norwegian Escape, will include several new culinary experiences along with two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a unique Supper Club, when the ship begins sailing from her homeport of Miami in November 2015.
Norwegian Escape’s culinary experiences will be helmed by James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces and Miami restaurateurs Jose Mendin, Andreas Schreiner and Sergio Navarro of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group. New beverage concepts include The District Brewhouse, featuring craft beers from Wynwood Brewing Company, and The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar.
Three new shows will include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals After Midnight and Million Dollar Quartet, along with a new supper club concept exclusive to Norwegian Escape. For The Record presents Dear John Hughes will feature classic soundtracks from favourite motion pictures in a one-of-a kind 360° post-modern cabaret and dinner experience.
“With Norwegian Escape, we are transforming culinary experiences at sea and continuing our legacy of innovation that has revolutionized dining in the cruise industry,” said Drew Madsen, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and chief operating officer. “We are building on our solid foundation of branded partnerships, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and welcoming new ideas and flavors from award-winning chefs. Norwegian also continues to pave the way as a leader in entertainment, as we bring two Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and a post-modern cabaret direct from Los Angeles to Norwegian Escape.”
Currently being built at Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Escape will sail weekly seven-day cruises from its year-round homeport of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean starting Nov. 14. The 164,600-gross tonne ship will be the largest ever to homeport year-round in Miami, carrying 4,200 guests to tropical Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau.