Haute 100 MIA: Pitbull Named Godfather of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Newest Ship


Armando Christian Perez, better known as Pitbull, has just been announced as the Godfather of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Norwegian Escape.

The Miami native will headline the christening ceremony of the new vessel at the PortMiami, where he will also be honored. Pitbull will serve as the honorary Godfather for Norwegian Escape, becoming one of the naming ceremony’s central figures along with Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian President Andy Stuart. The event is slated to take place on Monday, Nov. 9th.

“Pitbull has been an excellent partner and great friend to Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president. “A Miami native, he epitomizes and contributes to the energy, excitement and local flavor that our ships so proudly embody and we’re excited to build upon our relationship and have him serve in this special role as Godfather to Norwegian Escape.”

The Norwegian Escape is slated to be the brand’s largest ship to homeport year-round in the Magic City.

The 164,600 gross ton ship will be able to accommodate 4,248 passengers. It’s 1,065 feet long with a max beam of 13.6 feet. It features a multitude of conveniences such as family-friendly areas, a casino and a Mandara Spa & Salon. There is also a number of culinary options for travellers at sea including the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances. Norwegian Escape will also feature Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road.

Norwegian Escape will sail weekly seven-day cruises from the PortMiami to the Eastern Caribbean beginning on Nov. 14. Destinations included St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.

To book a cruise on Norwegian Escape, contact a travel professional or visit www.ncl.com.

Photo via Norwegian Cruise Line