Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Entertainment and Recreation Line-up for Norwegian Encore at Keel Laying Ceremony

PAPENBURG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at the Meyer Werft shipyard, Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator
in cruising, held an unforgettable keel laying ceremony for Norwegian
Encore, unveiling the award-winning entertainment line-up and leading
recreational amenities scheduled for the ship’s fall 2019 debut.

Following the major construction milestone and maritime tradition of
embedding a “commemorative coin” within the keel blocks of the ship,
attendees were treated to an unexpected presentation. Four performers
appeared in extravagant costume with the lead singer in the show’s
iconic boots, providing a surprise performance from “Kinky Boots,”
confirming the Tony Award®-winning musical as the headlining
act on Norwegian Encore. Lola, the lead character, and her dancing
angels sang “Land of Lola,” one of the 16 original songs by Grammy
Award® winner Cyndi Lauper.

“Norwegian Encore’s keel laying ceremony was not only special because we
crossed a key construction milestone, but because we celebrated the
incredible partnership we have had with the Meyer Werft team – a team of
talented individuals who have built some of our most innovative ships,”
said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian
Cruise Line. “Today’s surprise ‘Kinky Boots’ performance showcases the
evolution of the meaningful and unforgettable experiences we are
dedicated to providing our guests. We are very excited to be the first
to feature this award-winning musical at sea.”

“We are honored to celebrate the construction milestone and keel laying
of Norwegian Encore, another ship of the brand’s fleet built by Meyer
Werft during the long-term relationship with Norwegian Cruise Line,”
said Stephan Schmees, project manager and member of the board for Meyer
Werft. “We look forward to delivering this incredible ship in the fall
of 2019 and showcasing the technology and innovation made in Germany.”

Staying true to the company’s commitment to delivering unrivaled
entertainment options; the freedom and flexibility for guests to express
themselves and design their ideal cruise experience; and providing one
of the most inclusive vacation options available, the offerings
soon-to-be-available on Norwegian Encore are a testament to the
continued evolution of the Breakaway-Plus class, the most successful
class of the company’s history.

Entertainment at Sea

Exclusively on Norwegian Encore, “Kinky Boots” is a story about an
unlikely partnership between a fabulous entertainer and factory owner,
who through compassion and understanding embrace their differences and
work together to create something the world has never seen before.
Featuring original songs by Cyndi Lauper, the Broadway hit inspires
audiences to feel free to be who they want to be.

Expanding on some of the most compelling entertainment at sea, “The
Choir of Man,” which recently debuted on Norwegian Escape, combines high
energy music, dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography by
the incredible talent of nine ordinary guys who perform everything from
sing-along anthems to classic rock.

Additional entertainment that made a debut on Norwegian Bliss and will
be available on Norwegian Encore include “Happy Hour Prohibition: The
Musical,” the interactive cocktails and theater show, and guest favorite
– The Cavern Club, which transports audiences back to the legendary
Liverpool club with live musical performances from a Beatles cover band.

Recreation Activities for All Ages

As the only company to offer go-karts at sea, Norwegian Cruise Line is
expanding its portfolio with a bigger and better two-level race track on
Norwegian Encore. At nearly 1,150 feet, ten exhilarating turns and four
points that extend up to 13 feet over the side of the ship, guests will
enjoy the largest race track at sea. Additional upgrades include a
covered viewing area in the center of the track where guests can provide
passing go-karts with an additional turbo boost by tagging them with a
laser beam.

Norwegian Encore will also feature the Galaxy Pavilion, a more than
10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex, showcasing
cutting-edge technology and interactive gaming. From multisensory
virtual experiences, simulators to an escape room taking guests on a
labyrinth of adventures, guests of all ages will be able to find
something to enjoy.

The industry’s only open-air laser tag arena made popular on Norwegian
Bliss will reappear on Norwegian Encore, but this time as the
resurrected lost city of Atlantis, with new elements for a more exciting
and interactive experience. The ship will also feature the Aqua Park,
which guests have come to expect of the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus
class, including two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends 11
feet over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.

At approximately 169,000 gross tons and accommodating up to 4,000
guests, Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail
seven-day voyages to the Eastern
, beginning with her first journey on November 17, 2019
through April 12, 2020.

To learn more about Norwegian Encore and her itineraries, click here.
More details on the ship’s offerings will be shared in the coming months.

For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line ships and their
itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional,
call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit

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About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year
history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most
notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests
the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on
their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment
options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to
enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and
most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations
options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with
suites, a private pool and dedicated dining room, concierge service and
personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering
guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own
time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning
entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s
16 ships.

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