Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled plans for the refurbishments of three ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sun and Norwegian Star.
As part of the Norwegian Edge, the company’s program designed to elevate the standard of excellence across its fleet, the revitalised ships now feature new designs and venues.
These including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant; the adults-only enclave, Spice H2O; and Syd Norman’s Pour House – an American rock ‘n’ roll bar and lounge, which makes its debut aboard Norwegian Breakaway.
“What a year this has been for us at Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“Not only did we introduce our latest and record-breaking ship, Norwegian Bliss, and announce the redeployment of her sister ship Norwegian Joy, but we are now unveiling our newly revitalised ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Sun and Star.
“This is a testament to how invested we are in our guests’ experience.
“Although we are one of the youngest fleets in the industry, we are very committed to the Norwegian Edge program which allows us to remain consistent, relevant and exciting.”
Syd Norman’s Pour House has been added to Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway, which was built in 2013, debuts the new American rock ‘n’ roll bar and lounge Syd Norman’s Pour House as well as upgraded accommodations, public spaces and more, following a two-week dry dock in Brest, France.
A testament to Norwegian Cruise Line’s commitment to providing the best entertainment at sea, Syd Norman’s Pour House is an authentic and immersive experience inspired by the greatest clubs in American rock ‘n’ roll history.
Additional upgrades include enhancements to Bliss Ultra Lounge with new, premium furniture; new carpet in all 2,014 staterooms and suites; a full transformation of the gift shop; and new carpet installations in the staircases, elevators and lobbies.
Norwegian Sun has been overhauled this summer
Built in 2001, Norwegian Sun underwent a three-week bow-to-stern renovation in Victoria, BC.
As a result, she now features refreshed staterooms and public spaces, and boasts three new venues including Los Lobos Cantina, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge.
Los Lobos Cantina is a Mexican restaurant offering a modern take on traditional favourites like guacamole prepared tableside, al pastor tacos, enchiladas de mole and handcrafted margaritas.
Replacing Las Ramblas Bar & Restaurant, Los Lobos Cantina features leather banquettes, dark wood tables and seating and ranchero-style design accents.
All 968 staterooms were upgraded with smart televisions and USB ports as well as new carpet, artwork and select furniture.
The newly revitalized accommodations pay tribute to the beauty of the surrounding ocean with a palette of cool blue hues and silver and turquoise accents.
The new Owners’ Suite on-board Norwegian Star
Following a nearly three-week dry dock in Barcelona, Spain, Norwegian Star underwent extensive enhancements to its staterooms, public spaces, restaurants, bars and lounges.
The ship, built in 2001, also unveiled three new venues: Sky High Bar, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spice H2O.
Sky High Bar showcases a new design complete with an updated bar and seating for close to 120 guests.
Replacing Bier Garten, the outdoor bar and lounge offers the best views on board.
Bliss Ultra Lounge replaces Spinnaker Lounge for late-night entertainment and now boasts a light, neutral colour palette and a complete redesign with new carpet, custom loungers, seating, an upgraded bar and artwork.
For the first time, Norwegian Star will offer the adults-only enclave, Spice H2O.
This well-appointed venue features a private pool, hot tubs, full bar and uninterrupted ocean views.
During the day, it makes an ideal spot for sunbathing, and at night, it transforms into an open-air lounge with live entertainment, DJs and energising themed nights.
All 1,174 staterooms and suites were outfitted with USB ports, enhanced with over 1,500 works of art and upgraded with new carpet, headboards and select furniture.
The three-bedroom garden villas which feature private deck areas and can accommodate up to seven people were also remodelled to offer a light and airy design.