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First major female hull artist unveiled

A new cruise liner is set to make history for several reasons when it sets sail in 2025.


Norwegian Aqua is the first of the expanded Prima Plus Class from Norwegian Cruise Line.

At 322 metres long and accommodating 3,571 guests at double occupancy, Aqua will offer more outdoor space and the highest staffing levels of any new contemporary cruise ship.

The new ship will also premiere the world’s first hybrid rollercoaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster.

Complete with dual slides and a magnetic lift that propels guests through two different courses, this exclusive experience will feature three storeys of twists and turns around the ship's funnel.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the ship will be on the hull, however, with artwork by designed by Allison Hueman. Ms Hueman will be NCL’s first major female hull artist.

Entitled ‘Where the Sky Meets the Sea’, Aqua’s design evokes modern mythology through colourful mashups of abstract and figurative representations of sea and sky, ruled by ancient goddesses.

“I’m honoured, not only to be the first major female hull artist for Norwegian Cruise Line, but to also know that my artwork will be roaming the seas touching different parts of the world,” said Allison Hueman, Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist.

“It’s incredibly special for me to partner with a brand that believes in the magical connection between art and exploration.”

Travellers can now book Norwegian Aqua’s first voyages to the Caribbean with seven-day itineraries departing from Port Canaveral in Florida.


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Published: 7 November 2023

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