Arrivals & Departures Barcelona's vibrancy makes waves on the ocean

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An appreciation for the sea in Barcelona has inspired a Spanish artist to create his biggest-ever work of art.

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo has created the artwork for the hull of the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore, which will make its debut in Miami in November 2019.

The award-winning artist said he was honoured to be able to showcase his love for both the ocean and his hometown.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president Frank Del Rio said the company was known for its hull designs and Arranz-Bravo’s lively design would complement the colourful destinations in the Caribbean that Norwegian Encore would be visiting.

The new ship, which is being built in Papenburg, Germany, will accommodate 4000 passengers.

"Following her unveiling, she will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first journey on November 17, 2019, through April 12, 2020," the company said.

Norwegian Cruise Line describes itself as the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising.

"Most notably, Norwegian revolutionised the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes," it said.

"Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options."

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