Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed the hull artwork for the upcoming Norwegian Bliss. The yet to be painted artwork will be added to the ship during construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
The artwork was designed by one of the world’s premier marine life artists, Wyland. Entitled “Cruising with the Whales,” the engaging and beautiful art prominently features a stunning image of a mother humpback whale and her calf as the centerpiece of the design, signifying the beauty of Alaska and the importance of conservation.
Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer said:
“Humpback whales are an iconic part of the Alaska landscape and one of the most compelling sights visitors can see while cruising the Last Frontier.”
“It was only fitting that an artist of Wyland’s caliber should create the artwork for our first ship designed for Alaska, which includes humpback whales and other signature marine life found in the world’s oceans. We hope that our guests are just as inspired as we are by this beautiful artwork.”
Wyland is a well-known artist has award-winning art galleries and non-profit foundation’s community service projects. His encounter with the marine world has inspired him to paint animals in life-size.
The artwork entitled “Cruising with the Whales” was revealed at the Wyland Galleries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The design will be showcased on the Norwegian Bliss when it begins sailing weekly to Alaska in 2018. Norwegian Bliss is scheduled to be delivered to the cruise line in Spring 2018.
Norwegian Bliss is the third Breakaway-Plus class ship and will be based out of Seattle, Washington. The will be 167,800 gross tons and carry 4,000 guests.
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