Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovative brand in global cruise travel, announces that the musical “Beetlejuice” will join the animation production aboard its latest and most modern cruise, Norwegian Viva, with a lineup full of great entertainment from August 2023.
The new cruise includes stops in Lisbon in the inaugural season, with a return scheduled for the summer of 2024.
This is the first time that the Tony Award®-nominated musical will feature a performance on the high seas. The 90-minute adaptation of the Broadway show inspired by Tim Burton’s iconic 1988 film tells the story of the Deetz family as they attempt to remodel a haunted house. Paranormal musical adventures will be accentuated by the Viva Theater & Club’s three multi-purpose floors and state-of-the-art special effects, lighting, and audio.
“NCL has a long history of innovating the cruise experience and delivering the highest quality entertainment programming to guests. We are constantly focused on going the extra mile, anticipating expectations, and putting our passengers first, while improving our onboard offer for the best vacations at sea. This summer, we can’t wait to bring the fun and nostalgia of “Beetlejuice” to the new Norwegian Viva cruise,” said David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“We are proud to offer amazing performances to theater fans, as well as to present guests with Broadway and West End shows, now experienced in an even more special way by the Viva Theater & Club environment”, reveals Richard Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Cruise Programming from NCL.
“Beetlejuice” promises to enchant and captivate the guests, while the artists sing and dance to the sound of classics such as “Day-O” and “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)” and also bet on the nostalgia of the homonymous film, an icon of the pop culture. Michelle D’Amica, cast member of the Broadway production of “Beetlejuice” will join the Norwegian Viva show playing the role of “Lydia“, in what is her first performance on the high seas.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for its commitment to bringing high-quality productions to the high seas, having previously debuted shows such as “Six”, “Jersey Boys”, and “Footloose”, among others in its fleet of 18 cruises. This announcement follows the successful debut of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” aboard Norwegian Prima, which featured a show featuring “American Idol Season 2” finalist Kimberley Locke during the inaugural season. from 2022.
Viva Theater & Club features sophisticated special effects, a multi-video wall, an impressive chandelier, and VIP seating, making it the ideal venue for a night out in the style of Las Vegas’ best nightclubs, such as ” Ocean Music Fest”, the musical session where different musicians join their talents on stage for an immersive world concert.
Norwegian Viva will also feature the return of guest favorite characters, including “Improv @ Sea” Comedy Club; “Syd Norman’s Pour House,” a rock-and-roll tribute to Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and other legendary artists from the Rock scene.
Norwegian Viva is the second of six cruises in the acclaimed Prima Class line, the brand new NCL cruise class in nearly 10 years. Prima Class’ premium offerings prioritize the passenger experience and raise the bar in sailing through world-class cuisine, a more spacious design, and high-quality onboard activities, including the Viva Speedway – three levels. With nine food and beverage options, passengers can sample cuisines from around the world by visiting the Indulge Food Hall, the food market that features 11 unique delicacies; or enjoy quality menus at Hudson, the restaurant with a 270-degree view of the ocean. Norwegian Viva also has the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush, and the Metropolitan Bar, a sustainable cocktail bar. Scheduled to debut in August 2023, Norwegian Viva will sail to a selection of dream destinations such as the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean, including Lisbon, until November, before arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December where she will make a Caribbean itinerary season.
For more information on Norwegian Cruise Lines’s fleet of 18 winning cruises and worldwide itineraries, visit www.ncl.com.
About Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
As a pioneer in the global cruise industry, Norwegian Cruise Line has surpassed all traditional cruise conventions for the past 56 years. In particular, Norwegian Cruise Line has revolutionized the cruise industry by offering customers the freedom and flexibility to create their ideal cruise vacation based on individual preferences, whether that be through the absence of fixed hours for dining and entertainment, or Formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 18 contemporary ships sail to nearly 400 of dream vacation destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas or Harvest Caye resort in Belize. In addition to providing outstanding customer service both on land and at sea, Norwegian Cruise Line also offers a wide range of award-winning shows, dining and accommodation options throughout the fleet, including solo cabins, mini-suites , spa suites and the “ship-within-a-ship” concept, The Haven by Norwegian®, For additional information or to make a reservation consult a travel agent or visit www.ncl.com.
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