Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates 50 Years
December 19, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Norwegian Cruise Line’s first voyage from Miami to the Caribbean, signifying the birth of the cruise line.
Park West Gallery has held its unique art auctions and seminars aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ships for decades. An interesting facet of the relationship has been discovering artists through the cruise line’s penchant for recruiting notable artists to paint the hulls of its ships.
Park West began working with two renowned artists through Norwegian Cruise Line. The first is David “Lebo” Le Batard, a Miami-based artist who painted the hull of Norwegian Getaway in 2014. His signature Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism is on full display with a painting of a mermaid lifting the sun.
Artist, scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey was tapped by Norwegian in 2015 to paint the hull of its largest ship to date, Norwegian Escape. Harvey painted larger-than-life marine animals, including his favorite, a marlin, on the hull.
The hull of Norwegian Breakaway is painted by celebrated Pop artist Peter Max, whom Park West Gallery has represented since 1971. The colorful artwork depicts Max’s cosmic imagery along with the Statute of Liberty head. Norwegian Breakaway began sailing in 2013.
Sharing Memories with NCL
Want to join the celebration? Share your favorite memory at NorwegiansFirst50.com. Cruise guests, travel partners and others are invited to share photos and stories on a dynamic timeline.
“We are celebrating 50 years of incredible moments aboard our ships and it’s the people – our guests, travel partners and team members – who make our history so special. We wouldn’t be here today without their loyalty and dedication,” said Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, in a written statement. “We invite everyone who has sailed with us, commemorated a special occasion with us or made memories on board to share their favorite moments and celebrate our first 50 years along with us.”
Make everlasting memories aboard Norwegian Cruise Line with Park West Gallery’s art auctions at sea.