International Music Superstar Pitbull to Headline Christening of Miami's Ultimate Ship - Norwegian Getaway
Voli - Vodka with Natural Flavors to set sail with Norwegian Cruise Line
Miami - Feb 06, 2014
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull will perform during the Christening ceremony of their newest ship, Norwegian Getaway, at PortMiami on Friday, February 7. Norwegian Getaway is the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and features a multitude of Miami-inspired venues and offerings.
The Miami icon and international recording artist willFcar also introduce his signature Voli brand to cruise goers aboard Norwegian for the first time. Voli - Vodka with Natural Flavors will be featured onboard Norwegian Getaway and across the Norwegian fleet, along with two signature drinks including Pitbull's personal favorite, the Volito, his take on the classic mojito. Voli is hand-crafted in Cognac, France and features a delicate blend of the finest multi-distilled wheat vodka, pure spring water and natural infused flavors.
"It's great to partner Voli with Norwegian Cruise Line," says Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull). "Its a perfect match, what better than a party on a beautiful ship with amazing vodka… holy Voli!!"
"What better way to welcome Miami's ultimate ship than with Miami's ultimate performer and international superstar, Pitbull," said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line's CEO. "A Miami native, Pitbull epitomizes this incredible city and is also a Latin Grammy Award winner so he is the perfect fit with our new ship that will sail year-round from Miami and features the first ever Grammy Experience at sea."
The star-studded Christening Ceremony will take place while the ship is docked in PortMiami on Friday, February 7. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders are the ship's Godmothers and will officially christen the ship.
About Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull)
Miami-native Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull also known as Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305 is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales exceed 5 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries and his videos have been viewed more than 3 billion times; his music video for the single "Give Me Everything" has alone received over 300 million views on YouTube. His world tour sold out concerts in United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China and Japan. Pitbull's latest album release Global Warming features massive hit singles "Feel This Moment" featuring Christina Aguilera, and "Don't Stop The Party" which followed his two million plus selling single "Back In Time." In November, Pitbull released a deluxe edition titled Global Warming: Meltdown which includes worldwide #1 single "Timber" featuring Ke$ha. The song has been atop the charts for several consecutive weeks around the globe. Last week, Pitbull's new song "We Are One (Ole Ola)" featuring Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte was selected as the official anthem for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Pitbull also signed an exclusive deal with Endemol North America Produce Original Television and Digital Content.
Norwegian Getaway is Miami's ultimate ship and embodies the essence of her tropical hometown with hull artwork by Miami's own David "LEBO" Le Batard, which features a whimsical mermaid holding the sun above the waves.
Featuring groundbreaking entertainment, the ship is the first to feature the GRAMMY® Experience at Sea, which will include artifacts chosen and curated by the GRAMMY Museum® along with live performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees, among others. Another first of its kind at sea, The Illusionarium is an all-new dining and entertainment experience that will envelop guests in the fascinating world of magic, inviting them to experience the astonishing illusions of world-class magicians and supernatural special effects. In addition, Norwegian Getaway boasts sizzling Latin-inspired dance productions by Broadway sensation, Burn the Floor; performances of the seven-time Tony Award nominated musical LEGALLY BLONDE; hilarious comedy headliners produced by Levity Entertainment Group; and the sing along fun of the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon. To cap off a spectacular cruise experience, every sailing will feature a dazzling fireworks show at sea, set to music, as part of a dance party in the ship's outdoor club, Spice H20.
Similar to sister ship Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway dazzles guests with the excitement of 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront, a variety of interconnected indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that creates a multiplex of dining, activities and more, and enhances guests' connection with the ocean. Norwegian Getaway also features Miami's coolest place to chill out - the ship's SVEDKA/Inniskillin Ice Bar, featuring Art Deco-style décor, reminiscent of Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive.
Foodies setting sail from Miami on Norwegian Getaway can feast in their choice of 28 incredible dining options, including Celebrity Chef and Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian's three dining concepts: Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian; Ocean Blue on the Waterfront and The Raw Bar. Buddy Valastro, star of the popular TLC series "Cake Boss" also has an outpost of his famous Carlo's Bakery onboard, serving up delicious treats like cannolis, lobster tails and specialty cakes.
For families, Nickelodeon®, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is on board and includes a variety of exciting interactive experiences, along with the opportunity to meet SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer and Diego, among other favorites. Norwegian Getaway also includes an all new pirate-themed Nickelodeon Kids' Aqua Park where children can cool off with colorful, whimsical and larger than life Nickelodeon characters from Bikini Bottom.
The three-story Sports Complex features the Aqua Park with five thrilling water slides, two swimming pools and one of the largest multi-level elevated ropes course that challenge guests to more than 40 different elements, including a zip track. For a thrill like no other, guests can confront The Plank, a platform that extends eight feet over the side of the ship. A nine-hole miniature golf course is located beneath the ropes course, offering family fun with friendly competition. A rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and spider web, a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage complete with a spiral slide, round out the activities.
Norwegian Getaway offers a variety of flexible accommodations ranging from Studio staterooms specially designed for solo travelers, to balcony and family staterooms and opulent suites in The Haven, the ultimate in luxury accommodations.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 46-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 12 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" by the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year.
The Company took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway on April 25, 2013. Known as New York's ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city and includes hull art by legendary artist Peter Max; seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian; bakery by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series "Cake Boss;" and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship's iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy. Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and will sail Eastern Caribbean cruises beginning in February. The Company also has two larger "Breakaway Plus" vessels on order for delivery in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2017.
The Company's largest ship, the 4,100 passenger Norwegian Epic has been named "Best Overall Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and "Best Ship for Sea Days" by Cruise Critic. Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of Blue Man Group, appearing for the first time at sea on Norwegian Epic, as well as the official cruise line of Legends in Concert, The Second City®, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner is also featured on board Norwegian Epic as the first show of its kind at sea under a big top.
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