Norwegian Encore to Sail With Kinky Boots, Bigger Race Track

Norwegian Cruise Line announced new details on the entertainment and recreation for its newest ship, the Norwegian Encore, at a keel-laying ceremony at Meyer Werft for the new vessel. The Norwegian Encore is scheduled to debut in fall 2019.

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will be the headlining act on the new Norwegian Encore, which the line announced with a surprise performance from the show. Kinky Boots is a story about an unlikely partnership between a fabulous entertainer and factory owner, who through compassion and understanding embrace their differences and work together to create something the world has never seen before. The show features original songs by Cyndi Lauper.

Other shows on the new ship will include The Choir of Man, which recently debuted on Norwegian Escape. This show combines high energy music, dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography by nine ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along anthems to classic rock.

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Additional entertainment that made a debut on Norwegian Bliss and will be available on Norwegian Encore includes Happy Hour Prohibition: The Musical, the interactive cocktails and theater show, and guest favorite – The Cavern Club, which transports audiences back to the legendary Liverpool club with live musical performances from a Beatles cover band.

Recreation

The Norwegian Encore will also sail with an even bigger version of the cruise line’s two-level go-kart race track. At nearly 1,150 feet, the new track will have 10 turns and four points that extend up to 13 feet over the side of the ship, making it the largest race track at sea. Additional upgrades include a covered viewing area in the center of the track where guests can provide passing go-karts with an additional turbo boost by tagging them with a laser beam.

Norwegian Encore will also sail with the Galaxy Pavilion, a more than 10,000-square-foot indoor virtual reality complex, showcasing cutting-edge technology and interactive gaming. Activities will run the gamut from multisensory virtual experiences, simulators to an escape room taking guests on a labyrinth of adventures.

Finally, the open-air laser tag arena made popular on Norwegian Bliss will reappear on Norwegian Encore, but this time as the resurrected lost city of Atlantis, with new elements for a more exciting and interactive experience. The ship will also feature the Aqua Park, which guests have come to expect of the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus class, including two multi-story waterslides, one of which extends 11 feet over the edge of the ship and loops down to the deck below.

The Norwegian Encore will be the latest ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class. Accommodating up to 4,000 guests, it will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the eastern Caribbean, beginning with its first journey on November 17, 2019, through April 12, 2020.

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