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Norwegian Getaway's Grammy Experience Welcomes Three New Artists

Sugar Blue, Carolyn Malachi and Roddie Romero are the next three artists to perform on board Miami's Ultimate Ship?

Miami   -    Apr 15, 2014   ---   

Norwegian today announced the next three exciting artists that will perform on board Norwegian Getaway's GRAMMY® Experience at Sea: Sugar Blue, a GRAMMY-Award-winning harmonica dynamo; Carolyn Malachi, a GRAMMY-nominated soulfusion artist; and Roddie Romero, a GRAMMY®-nominated Louisiana artist.

 

When Sugar Blue joins Norwegian Getaway on April 12, 2014, he will dazzle guests with his incredible harmonica mastery. Knownas the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker of the harmonica, his style is melodically fluid and instantly recognizable. Born in Harlem, New York, Blue grew up listening to performances by some of the world's most renowned artists at the legendary Apollo Theater. His fate was sealed when he received a harmonica for his 10th birthday and since then he has been performing worldwide; he has recorded and appeared with Willie Dixon, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Prince, Stan Getz, Ray Charles and many others. Blue won a GRAMMY in 1985 for Best Traditional Blues Recording as a featured performer on the album "Blues Explosion," which was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Blue feels music deeply, as part of the human experience, and he is excited to share his gift with guests sailing on board Norwegian Getaway through June 14, 2014.

 

Carolyn Malachi, famous for her popular brand of soul music, emerged as a star following the release of her GRAMMY-nominated single,"Orion," in 2011. Her unique spoken-word meets hip-hop, R&B and jazz-fusion style of music intoxicates listeners and takes them on an inspiring musical journey. In addition to her musical success, Carolyn is a philanthropic social activist who has used her music to become a force for good by supporting international non-profit organizations such as The School Fund, which has already funded over 10,000 classroom hours for students in Tanzania and East Africa. Guests will be delighted and inspired by Malachi's incredible sound and inspirational lyrics while cruising on Norwegian Getaway from June 15 through August 1, 2014.

 

Following Carolyn Malachi, Roddie Romero, a renowned, GRAMMY-nominated Louisiana artist who has been performing internationally at many of the world's most prestigious venues and festivals for over 20 years, will join Norwegian Getaway.

 

Known for his authentic, traditional Cajun and zydeco music, this Louisiana-roots rocker puts on an energetic show that is guaranteed to make guests in Norwegian Getaway's GRAMMY Experience at Sea get up and dance. Romero is also no stranger to cruising; he has recently performed on board Norwegian Pearl during Cayamo, one of the line's music festival series events in partnership with Sixthman. Romero will perform on Norwegian Getaway from August 2 through August 30, 2014.

 

About Norwegian Cruise Line

 

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to "Cruise Like a Norwegian" on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the sixth consecutive year, as well as "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" and "World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line" by the World Travel Awards.

 

The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway on January 10, 2014. The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway boasts 28 dining options, including seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a branch of Carlo's Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series "Cake Boss." The entertainment lineup includes Broadway shows Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor and the unique dining and magic venue, the Illusionarium. Norwegian Getaway's sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was named "Best New Ship of 2013" by the editors of Cruise Critic and "Best Rookie Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly. Known as New York's ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city.

 

The Company has two 4,200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in the fall of 2015; and Norwegian Bliss with delivery in the spring of 2017.

 

Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, The New York Knicks, Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert; and the official cruise line partner of The GRAMMY Awards and is an official partner of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall.

 

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AnneMarie Mathews
Vice President of Public Relations
Public Relations Department
7665 Corporate Center Drive
Miami, FL 33126
305-436-4713
publicrelations@ncl.com