Norwegian Cruise Line has partnered with Kellie Pickler and Warner Chappell Music to host its second songwriters cruise through the "Free the Beat" programme, a music platform through which the industry's top songwriters, artists, talent and creators will develop content for Norwegian's first-ever global music library. This month, Pickler and seven songwriters from Warner Chappell Music will set sail from Honolulu, Oahu on a seven-day cruise to the islands of Hawaii on the only U.S.-flagged cruise ship, Pride of America.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced its sixteenth ship in the fleet earlier this week. Norwegian Bliss will begin sailing Alaska and the Caribbean, with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera, in June 2018. With a two-level electric-car race track, an Aqua Park with two multi-story water slides, and an open-air laser tag course, this is not your average cruise ship.