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State of the art ... how Norwegian Breakaway will look on the outside

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the look of it new ship Norwegian Breakaway, with signature hull artwork designed by pop icon and America’s most popular living artist, Peter Max.

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 sq ft of Norwegian Breakaway’s hull.

Norwegian Breakaway
How the new Norwegian Breakaway will look with Peter Max’s signature artwork

“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 600ft Woodstock stage, a giant World’s Fair mural, the body of a Continental 777 super jet, and now, the hull of Norwegian Breakaway,” said Peter Max from his New York studio.

“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, MCL’s chief executive officer, 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 that will cruise in and dock every Saturday on New York’s West Side.

“With this distinctive design, unlike anything else on the water, the ship will be recognisable to the millions of New Yorkers who will see her as she journeys up and down the Hudson River each week.”

Posted on 5th September 2012 at 09:35 am in Cruise News | Cruise Ships | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Norwegian Cruise Line |

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