If you think rocking out on board a 146,600-ton cruise ship sounds incongruous at best, think again. This January, the newest addition to Norwegian Cruise Lines ever-expanding fleet, the Norwegian Getaway, will be transformed into a concert venue for the run-up to the 2014 US SuperBowl and original Seattle grungsters, Foo Fighters, will be performing right on deck.
Already something of a talking point in the cruise industry on account of the quirky artwork splashed across her hull, the Norwegian Getaway was only completed last November. The David LeBatard-painted vessel will swap its sun loungers for the mosh pit as it morphs into the ‘Bud Light Hotel New York’, docking at Pier 88 on the Hudson River for its three-day stay, ahead of one of America’s biggest sporting events.
Joining the pre-Super Bowl line-up will be the Roots, Run DMC and Busta Rhymes for a hip-hop jam on Jan 30th, with the Grammy nominees Imagine Dragons playing the following evening. Legendary rockers Foo Fighters will round off the on-board set on February 1st, before the US National Football League season comes to a close with the Super Bowl on February 2nd. This year, the highly-sought half-time slot will be filled by international star Bruno Mars.
Demand for the ship’s first Transatlantic and Caribbean voyages have simply boomed, despite the original departure dates being pushed back on account of the Getaway’s temporary role as a floating Manhattan hotel and entertainment hub. In addition to world-class live music, the lucky 4000 party guests will have access to the 13 bars and 21 eateries on board the ship over the course of the long SuperBowl weekend.
Before that, the ship will be coming to the UK, giving British cruise-goers a taste of the Norwegian Getaway for the very first time. Its first mini cruise will depart on the 13th January, followed by a transatlantic crossing to New York on the 16th. There are still places available on the Transatlantic Crossing (£735pp including Heathrow flights), so take a look at our website if you would like to be a part of that voyage!
If you can’t make it, never fear. We at CruiseDeals have been invited to the official UK launch of the Norwegian Getaway next week, so follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get real-time updates of the event and get a taste of what it would be like to be on board this beautiful new ship.
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