Noted Catalán painter creates hull art for Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Encore's hull art a labyrinth of color inspired the artist's life by the sea in Barcelona Norwegian Encore's hull art a labyrinth of color inspired the artist's life by the sea in Barcelona

Award-winning Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo—a favorite of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' Frank Del Rio—created the hull artwork for Norwegian Encore.

This fourth and final ship of Norwegian Cruise Line's Breakaway-Plus class is scheduled to debut in Miami in November 2019.

Reflecting Arranz-Bravo's modern and abstract style, the ship’s hull will feature a labyrinth of color inspired the artist's life by the sea in Barcelona.

Arranz-Bravo paintings hang on Seven Seas Explorer and Riviera

Del Rio, president and CEO of NCLH, played a key role in the selection of Arranz-Bravo, having been inspired by his work for many years. Del Rio influenced the multimillion-dollar art collection curated for Norwegian Bliss. And Arranz-Bravo's paintings hang on the ships of sister brands including Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Explorer and Oceania Cruises' Riviera.

Humanistic approach to abstract art

Recognized for his inventive and humanistic approach to abstract art, Arranz-Bravo’s work is showcased throughout the world and portrays a constant evolution that some refer to as futuristic. He has received numerous awards and accolades, and was one of three artists chosen to represent the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

'Eduardo’s design will be a perfect complement to the collection of hull artwork within our fleet and is a testament to the dynamic experience our guests will have on board,' said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.

The 167,800gt Norwegian Encore is under construction at Meyer Werft.

Posted 11 September 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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