Music lovers are being wooed to sail the seas with Norwegian Cruise Line, which announced plans to launch a Grammy-themed ship next year. The Grammy Experience will be located on deck 8 of the latest addition to their fleet, the Norwegian Getaway. In addition to housing artifacts curated from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the ship will also feature live performances by past Grammy winners and nominees.
Construction on the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway is currently underway in Germany, and will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami when it sets sail in February next year.
Highlights of the ship’s features include an open-air boardwalk, three decks to optimize oceanside viewing, and a seafood restaurant developed by US Food Network celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
“Partnering with The Recording Academy and its prestigious Grammy Awards to bring the first Grammy-branded experience at sea on board Norwegian Getaway is a huge coup for us as we continue to innovate with entertainment,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Chief Executive Officer. “This Grammy venue with nightly performance by top-notch musicians elevates the offerings on Norwegian Getaway to a whole new level.”
Fan of the music-themed cruise idea? American rock band Matchbox Twenty will be sailing the seas on the Carnival Imagination in December, sailing between Miami and Nassau offering their fans nightly concerts, Q & A and photo sessions.
Norwegian Pearl is also offering a KISS-themed cruise trip for Halloween this year, inviting fans to don their best KISS paraphernalia and sail the Caribbean.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.