'Footloose' headlines Norwegian Joy entertainment lineup

The Tony Award-nominated musical 'Footloose,' along with the classic aerial acrobatics show 'Elements' and the wine-tasting comedy 'Wine Lovers: The Musical' will be featured on Norwegian Joy, which will begin sailing to Alaska this May.

Seagoing debut

Debuting for the first time at sea, 'Footloose,' based on the wildly popular movie, follows the story of a Chicago teen with a love of dancing, who moves to a small town with a ban on rock 'n’ roll. Although he finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the influential local reverend, he and his friends eventually convince local leaders to lift the ban and allow the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all. Featuring the hit music of Grammy Award-winning artist Kenny Loggins, 'Footloose' celebrates warm hearts and open minds.

A Norwegian favorite

Sharing the main stage with this revamped 1980s classic will be the aerial acrobatics show 'Elements.' This Norwegian Cruise Line favorite revels in the four elements of earth, air, water and fire and features mesmerizing magic, high-flying feats and exciting music and dance.

Wine-tasting musical

As part of Norwegian’s specialty dining performances, 'Wine Lovers: The Musical,' known as the world’s first wine-tasting musical production, provides the opportunity to taste a variety of wines at a lunch club-style experience while watching a comedy about the joys of wine and love. The show will be performed at the Social Comedy and Night Club with wine served to passengers 21 and older.

$50m renovation

Norwegian Joy is set to reposition to North America in late April following a more than $50m renovation that will make the ship nearly identical to sister Norwegian Bliss. The changes include an extended go-kart racetrack and new dining and bar concepts.

Glacier Bay and Icy Strait Point

Norwegian Joy's first seven-day, round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle sails May 4, and the ship will call at both Glacier Bay and Icy Strait Point during its inaugural season. Norwegian Joy continues with Panama Canal sailings in October before offering weekly cruises to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles in November.

Posted 26 February 2019

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Anne Kalosh

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