Update: And the winners are…
Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss. Well done to anyone who helped to choose them!
Norwegian Cruise Line has recently announced an international contest to name its forthcoming Breakaway Plus class ships.
The ‘Norwegians Name Their Ships’ competition is asking fans of the line in five different countries to help it select names for both its forthcoming Breakaway Plus class vessels. NCL Facebook fans in the UK, United States, Canada, Spain and Germany will all have the opportunity to vote for their favourite name from a shortlist of 10 and anyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win a trip to the first ship’s inaugural festivities.
NCL’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan explained the importance of the involvement of the line’s online fan community: “We have the most passionate and engaged fans. We know that nothing makes our community more excited than the anticipation of our new ship launches and these two are our largest and most innovative ships ever. It’s so important to us to involve our community of Norwegians in this exciting process. We have listed name options that speak to the character of our brand and allude to the uniqueness of Freestyle Cruising.”
The 10 names to choose from are: Bliss, Discovery, Dreamaway, Escape, Journey, Muse, Passion, Sailaway, Treasure and Triton. Fans will be able to vote for their two favourite names and Norwegian Cruise Line will pick one name for each ship based on the two names which receive the largest number of votes.
Anyone who votes and completes the entry form will be entered into a draw to win a trip for two to the invitation-only inaugural ceremony of the first Breakaway vessel to be launched and there will be a winner selected from each country. The trip includes round-trip airfare, ground transportation, double occupancy balcony stateroom and meals on-board the ship and voting closes on September 24.
Though we can’t offer you an invitation to the inaugural ceremony, we’d be interested to hear what your choices are, so feel free to comment with your two favourite names and let’s see if they match the winners!
By Simon Brotherton