In Pictures: Norwegians latest ship transformations

Norwegian Star Pool Deck

Norwegian have announced a complete bow-to-stern transformation of three of its ships. The Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Sun, and Norwegian Star. All three ships will receive a complete overhaul as part of the company’s Norwegian Edge programme which has already seen enchantments to the Norwegian Jade, Perl, Dawn and Pride of America.

The revitalised ships will now feature refreshed and modernised interiors plus new venues including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant; the adults-only enclave, Spice H2O; and Syd Norman’s Pour House – an American rock ‘n’ roll bar and lounge, which makes its debut aboard Norwegian Breakaway.

“What a year this has been for us at Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Andy Stuart, the brand’s president and chief executive officer. “Not only did we introduce our latest and record-breaking ship, Norwegian Bliss, and announce the redeployment of her sister ship Norwegian Joy, but we are now unveiling our newly revitalized ships, Norwegian Breakaway, Sun and Star. This is a testament to how invested we are in our guests’ experience. Although we are one of the youngest fleets in the industry, we are very committed to The Norwegian Edge program which allows us to remain consistent, relevant and exciting.”

Norwegian Breakaway

Norwegian Breakaway will debut the new lounge Syd Norman’s Pour House as well as upgraded accommodations and public spaces following a two-week dry dock in Brest, France.

The Pour House will replace the Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club, which we found an oddly themed and under-utilised space on the Norwegian Getaway, and will be an authentic and immersive experience inspired by the greatest clubs in American rock ‘n’ roll history.

Syd Normans Pour House
Syd Normans Pour House on the Norwegian Breakaway

Additional upgrades include enhancements to Bliss Ultra Lounge with new, premium furniture; new carpet in all 2,014 staterooms and suites; a full transformation of the gift shop; and new carpet installations in the staircases, elevators and lobbies.

Bliss Ultra Lounge on the Norwegian Breakaway



Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun underwent a renovation in Victoria, BC. She now features refreshed staterooms and public spaces and boasts three new venues including Los Lobos Cantina, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spinnaker Lounge.

Los Lobos Cantina is a Mexican offering guacamole prepared tableside, al pastor tacos, enchiladas de mole and handcrafted margaritas. We tried Los Lobos on our recent Norwegian Bliss cruise and think its a fantastic addition to the Norwegian Sun.

The Bliss Ultra Lounge is the new bar and nightclub and includes a completely updated look.

The Spinnaker Lounge replaces the Observation Lounge and showcases new a fresh design.

All 968 staterooms were upgraded with smart televisions and USB ports as well as new carpet, artwork and select furniture.

The renovations also included upgrades around the ship making it feel fresh.

Gallery: Norwegian Sun Tour

Norwegian Star

Norwegian Star underwent extensive enhancements during a nearly three-week dry dock in Barcelona, Spain.

The enhancements included new venues; Sky High Bar, Bliss Ultra Lounge and Spice H2O.

Sky High Bar replaced the Bier Garten and showcases a new design complete with an updated bar and seating for close to 120 guests.

Bliss Ultra Lounge replaces Spinnaker Lounge for late-night entertainment.

Spice H20 was added which during the day is a adults only sunbathing area and on an evening an open-air venue with live entertainment, DJs and themed parties.

All the ships cabins were outfitted with USB ports, new art, new carpet, headboards and select furniture.

The three-bedroom garden villas which feature private deck areas and can accommodate up to seven people were also remodelled to offer a light and airy design.

Additional enhancements were made around the ships to give the ship a modern and fresh look.

Gallery: Refurbished Norwegian Star Tour