Norwegian Encore Hull Art Unveiled

Norwegian Encore
Norwegian Encore

Published Sep 11, 2018 8:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, an award-winning Spanish artist, has created the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, the 325.9-meter (1,069-foot) Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November 2019. 

Recognized for his inventive and humanistic approach to abstract art, Arranz-Bravo’s work is showcased throughout the world and portrays a constant evolution that some refer to as futuristic. He is highly regarded, having been the recipient of countless awards and accolades, and was one of three artists chosen to represent the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. 

Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, played a key role in the selection of Arranz-Bravo, having been inspired by his work for many years. Del Rio’s passion for the arts has helped elevate Norwegian’s onboard experience, most recently with the multi-million-dollar art collection curated for Norwegian Bliss.

At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating up to 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will complete the Breakaway-Plus class, the most successful class in the company’s history. She is currently being built at Meyer Werft, in Papenburg, Germany and is sister ship to Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy.

Norwegian Encore has five main engines from Man B&W with total output power of 102,900hp. The propulsion system includes two ABB Azipod units with total power of 40 MW, which allows for a service speed of 22.5 knots. The engines are equipped with scrubbers and a heat recovery systems for improved energy efficiency.

The vessel is planned to cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first journey in November 2019.