NCL Unveils Entertainment & Recreation Line-Up For Norwegian Encore
Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw
At the keel laying ceremony for Norwegian Encore held on 28NOV, Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled the entertainment line-up and 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, actors appeared for a surprise performance from "Kinky Boots," confirming the Tony Award-winning musical as the headlining act on Norwegian Encore.
"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."
Additional shows aboard the Norwegian Encore will include "The Choir of Man," a music, dance and live percussion performance that recently debuted on Norwegian Escape, and "Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical," an interactive cocktails and theatre show.
Norwegian Cruise Line also announced that it is expanding its recreational offerings with a two-level race track on Norwegian Encore. At nearly 1,150 feet, the track will extend up to 13 feet over the side of the ship, making it the largest race track at sea.
The ship will also feature the Galaxy Pavilion, a more than 10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex; the industry's only open-air laser tag arena; and an Aqua Park that includes two multi-storey waterslides, one of which extends 11 feet over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.
Accommodating up to 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first journey on 17NOV, 2019 through 12APR, 2020.
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Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.