Norwegian Escape to feature Miami’s legendary bar Tobacco Road

By Norwegian Cruise Line

<p class="p1"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span class="s1"><b>Norwegian Escape to feature Miami’s legendary bar Tobacco Road</b></span></span></span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">Wiesbaden, <span class="s2">October 23, 2014</span> – In celebration of Norwegian Escape’s one year to launch milestone, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road, will find a new home aboard the line’s newest and largest ship.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">The acclaimed establishment, which was issued Miami’s very first alcohol license, is closing its original location this week after 102 years in business. In an effort to preserve the tradition of this iconic Miami landmark, Tobacco Road and Norwegian Cruise Line partnered to bring the Tobacco Road experience on board Norwegian Escape, which will begin sailing from Miami in November 2015.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">“We are thrilled to be able to preserve a piece of Miami’s history and provide this famous Miami institution a home at sea on board the incredible new Norwegian Escape”, said Kevin Sheehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">Located within 678 Ocean Place, the new location of the celebrated tavern will incorporate elements of the original Tobacco Road, including the iconic neon sign, memorabilia and photographs that will showcase the history of Miami through the lens of events and happenings at the bar over the past century.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">In addition to favourite beers and spirits, Tobacco Road Bar on board Norwegian Escape will also feature a selection of cocktails created by Tobacco Road’s resident mixologist, Leo Holtzman. The delicious drinks from Holtzman’s Cocktail Collection will include favourites like the Chili Mule, featuring ginger puree, Cointreau and vodka topped with a sliced serrano pepper; and the Gateway, a rum-based drink that incorporates yuzu juice, elderflower syrup and Prosecco.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">Norwegian Escape will begin weekly <span class="s2">7-night</span><a data-cke-saved-href="http://airmail.calendar/2014-10-29%2019:00:00%20CET" href="http://airmail.calendar/2014-10-29%2019:00:00%20CET"><span class="s2"></span></a> cruises from her year-round homeport of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean <a data-cke-saved-href="http://airmail.calendar/2015-11-14%2012:00:00%20CET" href="http://airmail.calendar/2015-11-14%2012:00:00%20CET"><span class="s2"></span></a><span class="s2">on November 14, 2015</span>. The ship will be the largest to homeport year-round in Miami, carrying 4.200 guests to tropical Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. The ship’s signature hull artwork, which features an underwater scene of marine wildlife, is designed by marine wildlife artist and champion of ocean conservation Guy Harvey.</span></p><p class="p4"><span class="s1">Accommodation includes the company’s signature luxury ship-within-a-ship complex: The Haven by Norwegian; along with Studios, designed and priced for solo travellers; and many options for families, multi-generational groups, spa enthusiasts and more.</span></p><p class="p5"><span class="s1">For more information on Norwegian Escape, visit <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""><span class="s2"></span></a>.</span></p><p class="p5"><span class="s1">&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1"><b>About Norwegian Cruise Line</b></span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with two offices in Wiesbaden and London overseeing operations in Europe.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">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 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. In August 2014, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the seventh consecutive year, as well as in September 2013 “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and, for the second consecutive year, in November 2013 “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest Freestyle Cruising ship to date, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and, in the United States, 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. The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4.000-passenger Norwegian Getaway in the first quarter of 2014. The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway boasts 28 dining venues, including seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a branch of Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series “Cake Boss”. The entertainment line-up includes Broadway shows Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor and the unique dining and magic venue, the Illusionarium. Known as New York’s ship, sister ship Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city.</span><span class="s3"> </span><span class="s1">The Company has four 4.200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in the autumn of 2015, Norwegian Bliss with delivery in the spring of 2017 and two further ships with delivery in the spring of 2018 and autumn of 2019.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1">Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, The New York Knicks, 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 Radio City Music Hall.</span></p><p class="p6"><span class="s1"></span><br></p>
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