08 Dec Norwegian Cruise Line Partners With Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to Host Second Annual Conservation Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line Partners With Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to Host Second Annual Conservation Cruise
Guy Harvey to set sail on Norwegian Escape for week-long cruise to the Bahamas and Florida
Miami – Jul 27, 2018
Norwegian Cruise Line is partnering with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute to host the second annual ocean conservation-themed cruise on Norwegian Escape this fall.
Departing October 21 from New York, guests who sail on this unforgettable cruise will experience a week full of opportunities to meet Guy Harvey, world renowned marine artist, as he hosts specially-planned events about ocean conservation.
“We’re honored to continue our relationship with Guy Harvey, as one of the leaders in conservation education, and to further showcase the importance of preserving the beauty and well-being of marine life for future generations to enjoy,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “His passion for the ocean is inspiring and extends beyond his canvases. We’re thrilled to be partnering with him and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation once again on this special cruise on Norwegian Escape.”
Guests will learn about the GHOF’s efforts to conserve the ocean environment and hear from a panel of marine life experts and scientists from NSU about the importance of continued support for cleaner and safer waters through conservation and sustainability efforts. They will also learn about how Guy Harvey went from marine biologist to one of the world’s foremost marine wildlife artists during live painting sessions.
At each port of call, Guy Harvey and the team of experts will lead interactive presentations at local schools, educating children on a variety of marine life and ocean conservation topics with the ultimate goal of inspiring environmental awareness for the future of our oceans.
Featuring Guy Harvey’s spectacular marine life artwork on her hull, Norwegian Escape is the first of the Breakaway-Plus class, the most successful class of ship in Norwegian’s history, and the largest ship in the fleet, by guest capacity. The conservation cruise will depart from New York on October 21 with calls to Port Canaveral; Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island in the Bahamas; and Nassau.
For more information about Norwegian Escape or to book the Guy Harvey conservation cruise on October 21-28, 2018, please contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888 – NCL – CRUISE (625 – 2784) or visit www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/escape.
For images of Norwegian Escape and the 2017 conservation cruise, click here.
About Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape offers five to 14-day voyages to the Southern and Western Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, Canada and New England, and Bermuda. On board amenities include 27 dining choices, 21 bars and lounges, and recreational options to thrill cruisers of all ages with the largest ropes course at sea, an aqua park complete with multiple pools, slides and hot tubs, and dedicated adults-only and kids-only spaces, including the brand’s first nursery offering supervised care for young cruisers ages six months to two years old. The ship’s headlining entertainment includes the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical After Midnight and 80’s movie classic theatrical mash-up For The Record: The Brat Pack.
Norwegian Escape offers a variety of flexible accommodations including Norwegian’s studio staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, plenty of connecting staterooms ideal for large groups and families, and expansive suites in The Haven®, Norwegian’s exclusive ship-within-a-ship luxury suite complex featuring amenities that include a private butler, and dedicated concierge service, restaurant, pool, courtyard and sundeck.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 16 ships.
Norwegian recently launched their most innovative ship, Norwegian Bliss, offering many firsts-at-sea for the global market including the largest race track at sea, award-winning Broadway entertainment, two observation lounges for guests to enjoy stunning ocean and glacier views and more. Norwegian’s next new build, Norwegian Encore, will be the final ship of the “Breakaway-Plus” class, the most successful class of the company’s history, and will be delivered in October 2019, offering seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean from Miami commencing in November 2019. Beginning in 2022, Norwegian will introduce six additional ships.
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About Guy Harvey
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem.
About NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute
Established in 1999, the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) is a collaboration between the renowned marine artist, scientist and explorer, Dr. Guy Harvey, and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The mission of the GHRI is to provide the scientific information necessary to understand, conserve, and effectively manage the world’s marine fishes and their ecosystems. The GHRI is one of only a handful of private organizations dedicated exclusively to the science-based conservation of marine fish populations and biodiversity. The research, education and outreach activities of the GHRI are supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc., extramural research grants, philanthropic donations by private businesses and individuals, and NSU. Please visit nova.edu/ocean/ghri/index.html for more information.