Norwegian Cruise Line marks the occasion by awarding the famed production spectacular with a year-round, multi-year contract extension
MIAMI – January 7, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that the team on board Norwegian Epic had another reason to celebrate on Friday, January 3, 2014 when the ship’s famed performance group, Legends in Concert, performed their 1000th show on board. The momentous occasion was marked with an exciting performance by Legends’ entire cast, ensemble and crew featuring tribute artists: Steven Tyler, Katy Perry and Elvis Presley. Following the performance, the cast was presented with a special congratulatory cake made by the ship’s Executive Chef Denton Laing. In addition, Norwegian and Legends in Concert announced that the renowned celebrity tribute production stage show will continue to perform their show onboard and delight guests through 2015.
A staple on the Las Vegas strip for more than 30 years, Legends in Concert is known as the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in show business. Legends in Concert debuted for the first time at sea in June 2010 on board Norwegian Epic and the production continues to be a popular onboard favorite, playing six performances each week in the ship’s Epic Theater. Legendary tribute artists who have performed on board Norwegian Epic over the past three years include the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Adele, Jimmy Buffet, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and many more.
“We are thrilled to congratulate Legends in Concert on this incredible milestone,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Legends in Concert has helped Norwegian Epic take cruise ship entertainment to an entirely new level, as guests of all ages love watching performances by these extremely talented tribute artists.”
“We are delighted our cast and production have put smiles on the faces of more than half a million of Norwegian Epic’s guests since 2010,” said Brian Brigner, Chief Operating Officer for Legends in Concert. “Our partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line has been wonderful and we are very pleased to continue entertaining Norwegian Epic’s guests with our incredible tribute artists.”
Legends in Concert shows aboard Norwegian Epic feature three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during every seven-day cruise. In addition, several band and ensemble cast members from the Legends’ production deliver “Duets”, a cabaret-style show that is performed on three additional nights each cruise in the Manhattan Room, the ship’s New York-inspired supper club, providing an unprecedented dining and entertainment experience. The celebrity performers change every six months to keep the show fresh and exciting.
Norwegian Epic, recognized by USA Today as “Best Cruise Ship for Entertainment,” is currently sailing seven day Eastern Caribbean cruises from Miami, Florida. Ports of call on this tropical itinerary include St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and NassauBahamas. Starting February 2, 2014, Norwegian Epic will set sail to the Western Caribbean on seven-day cruises visiting ports of call including Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico. Beginning in May and throughout the summer, Norwegian Epic will be sailing in the Mediterranean.
To experience Legends in Concert on board Norwegian Epic and to make a new cruise reservation, contact a travel professional, or call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com
Legends in Concert
Internationally acclaimed Legends in Concert is known as the pioneer of live celebrity tribute production shows and possesses the greatest collection of superstar tribute artists ever assembled. Featuring live concert shows of famous musicians and superstars of yesterday and today, Legends in Concert has year-round productions in concert venues in Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Branson, Honolulu, on board Norwegian Epic and seasonally operates productions at many locations including Atlantic City, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Fallsview Casino Resort at Niagara Falls and at Coushatta Casino. The live celebrity production spectacular features tributes to music legends such as Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers©, Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson and many more celebrities that appeal to music fans of all ages, making Legends in Concert a must see live concert experience. With an always-evolving cast of legendary superstars, original choreography and extravagant costumes, Legends in Concert is the original and largest live celebrity tribute show in the world. For more information, visit legendsinconcert.com.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 12 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the sixth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.
The Company took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway on April 25, 2013 and was named “Best New Ship” by the editors of Cruise Critic. Known as New York’s ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city and includes hull art by legendary artist Peter Max; seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian; bakery by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series “Cake Boss;” and fitness classes and a retrospective display from the ship’s iconic godmothers, the Rockettes®. The entertainment lineup includes three Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams™ & Dinner: Jungle Fantasy.
Sister ship Norwegian Getaway, currently under construction at Meyer Werft, will be the largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami and will sail Eastern Caribbean voyages beginning in February. The Company also has two larger vessels on order: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in the fall of 2015; and Norwegian Bliss with delivery in the spring of 2017.
The Company’s largest ship, the 4,100 passenger Norwegian Epic has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert; and the official cruise line partner of The GRAMMY Awards and is an official partner of the Rockettes and RadioCityMusic Hall.
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