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Most cruise ships relegate their artwork to the inside. Norwegian Cruise Line takes art one-step further by featuring dynamic images on the hull of their vessels.
The artwork, depicting Norwegian Dawn's itinerary, runs on both sides of the hull with the starboard side featuring dolphins playing in Technicolor waves reflecting the ship's Caribbean itinerary from the port of Miami. The port side featured New York City's leading lady, the Statue of Liberty, signifying the ship's Bahamas and Florida itinerary from the port of New York.
decorative hull artwork is splashed along both sides of the hull featuring dramatic strands of colorful pearls and streamers running from the bow of the ship almost to the middle of the ship.
Pearls naturally come in a wide variety of colors, ranging from creams and roses to greens and golds. The hues on Norwegian Pearl’s hull showcase a colorful palate including green, plum, cranberry and sapphire blue.
Norwegian Breakaway’s signature hull artwork designed by pop icon and America’s most popular living artist, Peter Max, covers approximately 40,000 square feet of the hull.
This was the first time Norwegian Cruise Line commissioned a well-known artist to paint the hull artwork on one of their ships.
The hull design was a departure from the rest of the line’s signature hull artwork which typically is inspired by the ship’s name or the destination the ship sails from. Instead, the hull artwork on Norwegian Epic took on the characteristics of the ship’s interior features including controversial New Wave staterooms.
#FriFotos #ART Theme
We've brought you this selection of Norwegian Cruise Line's ships in honor of the popular Twitter photography forum's theme of #ART this Friday. We can only imagine the thrill for the fortunate artists that were handed a blank canvas of this size on which to share their vision for the brand new cruise ship. Also see Hull Art Norwegian Escape for the latest entry in the series of hull artwork.
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