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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Collaboration with Nader Museum with Launch of First Annual Call to Artists

February 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST

Seeking Local South Florida Artists to Create Original Artwork for Mural at Company’s New Terminal at PortMiami

Winner to Receive $100,000 and a 10-day Artist Residency Onboard an Oceania Cruises Ship

MIAMI, Feb. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“Norwegian” or “the Company”) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announced a collaboration with The Nader Museum and launched the first annual Call to Artists, as they seek  an original piece of art to be featured on a mural at the Company’s new state-of-the-art terminal at PortMiami. The new terminal, dubbed the ‘pearl’ by its designer Willy Bermello of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, will service Norwegian’s newest and largest ships.

The Company is calling all emerging and established South Florida artists to submit original artwork to be considered for the mural. One winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize and will have their artwork debuted at the grand opening of the new terminal this June. The selected visionary will also win a 10-day artist residency onboard the Artist Loft on an Oceania Cruises ship. Each year, the contest restarts and a new mural design is selected, allowing us to continue supporting South Florida artists for years to come.  

“Miami has served as the home and backdrop for Norwegian Cruise Line for over 50 years so it is only natural that we call on South Florida’s thriving arts community to help design this highly visible mural at our new state-of-the-art terminal at PortMiami,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.  “From the art featured on the hulls of our innovative ships to our carefully curated art collections across our fleet we have always been patrons of the arts and the ‘pearl’ will expand on this tradition.”

The selected artwork will be painted on a 126-feet tall by 62-feet wide wall and will be featured on the mural for one year on the west side of the new terminal’s north façade which faces the much-traveled MacArthur Causeway. This unique mural will be seen by the over 1.2 million guests expected to pass through the terminal, the millions of passengers that arrive or depart from PortMiami and the thousands of daily commuters and tourists that use the world-famous MacArthur Causeway.

The contest begins today and ends on February 27, 2020. Entries must be submitted either in person or sent to The Nader Museum located at 62 NE 27th Street Miami, Florida 33137, and received no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on February 27, 2020. For official contest rules, please visit www.nadermuseum.com. Entries will be reviewed and narrowed down to 20 finalists, which will be announced during a reception at the Nader Museum on March 19, 2020. The 20 finalists will have their submitted artwork on display in a special exhibition open to the public. The winner will be chosen through a combination of public votes submitted through social media and by a selection committee comprised of art experts. The winner take all prize will be announced at a special function on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest and most innovative ship, Norwegian Encore on April 5, 2020.

At nearly 166,500 square feet, the new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal, designed by Miami-based global architecture firm Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc., will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers. The modern terminal draws its inspired design from the Fibonacci nautilus, with its spiraled and multi-level façade, providing vast grand water views. A dedicated lounge and service area will offer a warm and welcoming arrival for guests, and a new parking garage and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal will streamline the entire arrival and departure process for more efficiency.

About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.  With a combined fleet of 28 ships with approximately 59,150 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 490 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce nine additional ships through 2027.

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