Pitbull paves the way for Norwegian Escape in New York

Pitbull with Andy Stuart at PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown in New York Pitbull with Andy Stuart at PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown in New York (Photo: Getty Images/Bryan Bedder)

Norwegian Escape godfather and international music star Pitbull made a special appearance in New York today with Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart to herald the ship's move to the Big Apple in spring 2018.

Pitbull appeared at PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown with guests and fans who sipped cocktails crafted from his Voli vodka and nibbled bites from Norwegian Escape's culinary outposts. A selection of Michael Mondavi Family wines was available, too.

Guests were able to 'walk the plank' in a virtual reality segment of the largest ropes course at sea and pose for sharable photos with 'Mr. Worldwide.' The afternoon event was capped with a performance of 'For the Record: The Brat Pack,' one of Norwegian Escape’s Broadway-style shows.

When Norwegian Escape leaves its Miami home for the first time since its introduction, the ship will sail weeklong cruises to Bermuda during the summer then seven-day cruises to Canada/New England and the Bahamas and Florida as well as a selection of longer voyages to the western and southern Caribbean during the fall/winter 2018/19 season.

The 164,600gt ship will be NCL's largest to operate from New York.

Posted 11 October 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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