Norwegian Joy Has the Best Hull Artwork of the Year

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Norwegian Joy has won “Best Cruise Ship Hull Artwork” and received more votes than three other ships from different cruise lines.

That stunning artwork seen on Norwegian Joy, which is the newest cruise ship currently operated by Norwegian Cruise Line is now award-winning thanks to Cruise Hive readers in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards.

The 3,900-passenger Norwegian Joy was delivered from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, in April 2017. This Breakaway-Plus class vessel and sister ship to Norwegian Escape has been purpose-built for the Chinese market and its hull artwork compliments just that.

The design of the artwork is called “Phoenix” and it was visioned by renowned Chinese artist Tan Ping. Featured on the ship hull is an iconic mythical bird which is believed to reign supreme over all birds of the world and is used a lot throughout Chinese culture.

Best Cruise Ship Hull Artwork Results

Norwegian Joy was up against World Dream from Dream Cruises Asia, P&O Britannia from the UK-based P&O Cruises, and Aidaperla from German-based Aida Cruises. This group was very international with cruise lines across the world and not just focused on the U.S. based lines.

In second place came World Dream, it was a very distant second with no possibility of beating Norwegian Joy. World Dream is operated by Dream Cruises Asia and was built at the same shipyard as Norwegian Joy.

In third place for this year’s Cruise Ship Awards came P&O Britannia, the largest-ever cruise ship for the British cruise line. The vessel has the Union Jack on its hull, showcasing the country across the world.

Finally in last position came Aidaperla, a new cruise ship for Germany’s Aida Cruises. the ship and other ships in the fleet are well known for featuring those big red lips on the hull.

Cruise Ship Awards

We received thousands of votes by Cruise Hive readers in this year’s Cruise Ship Awards. We would like to say thank you to everyone who voted. Readers were only allowed to vote once in each category and any repeat votes found were not counted. As an original cruise blog that started in 1998, the awards are a good way to give back and highlight what our readers liked best in 2017.

For the past two years, Norwegian Escape has dominated the “Best Cruise Ship Hull Artwork” category, and now, the sister ship Norwegian Joy has taken the crown.

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