Entertainment Features on select cruises will include a series of traditional music performances and dancing competitions in styles popular with China’s older generation.
Shanghai, China – November 8, 2017 – Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced an exciting series of theme cruise itineraries for Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line's first purpose-built ship for China, which launched earlier this summer. Three themes including dancing, Shaoxing Opera, and Pingtan Musical Performances have been designed to appeal to older generations of cruisers and entertainment includes famous Shaoxing Opera troupes and Pingtan performers. Since the launch of Norwegian Joy in China, her cruise itineraries and on-board entertainment have proved very popular with multi-generational families travelling together. Norwegian Cruise Line is pleased to now offer more entertainment options to appeal to seniors enjoying the cruising lifestyle.
Starting from November, Norwegian Joy will feature three types of theme cruises tailored to the preferences of China’s senior citizen population, Dancing Group Cruises, Pingtan Musical Cruises, and Shaoxing Opera Cruises.
Dancing Group cruises will be designed to appeal to fans of group dancing as is popular with China’s seniors in public parks and squares in evenings. Norwegian Cruise Line will hold their first dance themed cruises with itineraries departing from Shanghai November 23rd and December 25th.The cruises will feature a dancing competition on board for dance enthusiasts with generous prizes.
Departing November 9th, Norwegian Joy will offer a special Pingtan Musical themed cruise featuring famed performers from the ‘Shanghai Pingtan’ and ‘Suzhou Pingtan’ performance troupes. Pingtan is a musical and oral performance art which dates back to the Song dynasty and combines story telling, jokes, music, and aria singing. Guests aboard the special theme cruise will have multiple opportunities to enjoy the performances of 6 renowned Pingtan performers.
Departing November 29th from Shanghai, a Shaoxing Opera themed cruise will be offered onboard Norwegian Joy featuring famed opera stars including Fang Ya Fang and Fan Tingting. Shaoxing Opera is one of the most popular variety of over 360 opera genres in China and highly popular in Shanghai and the surrounding regions and is known for an elegant and soft singing style. Norwegian Joy’s Shaoxing Opera theme cruise will feature four different opera shows including classic and well-known folk stories.
Norwegian Cruise Line is looking forward to welcoming fans of dance, Pingtan, and Shaoxing Opera for this winter cruise series and will continue to introduce a greater variety of performance themes in the future.
Norwegian Joy is Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship customized for the Chinese cruise market. The ship was designed to provide First Class at Sea experiences with onboard amenities that cater to the unique vacation desires of Chinese guests.
Norwegian Joy offers a multitude of VIP accommodations including The Haven by Norwegian®, the brand’s exclusive, ship-within-a-ship luxury suite complex, and a Concierge level, an all-new accommodations category that provides a VIP experience that includes an exclusive Concierge Observation Lounge with 180 degree breath-taking views and larger balcony staterooms. Accommodation choices also include staterooms designed specifically for families, with a multitude of connecting staterooms for extended families traveling together, as well as a wide array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms, many with virtual balconies.
Norwegian Joy boasts engaging and innovative activities including a two-level competitive racetrack; an open-air laser tag course; the Galaxy Pavilion that features thrilling simulator rides, Oculus virtual reality technology and interactive video walls; and two multi-story waterslides. In addition, Norwegian Joy features 28 dining options that range from traditional Chinese cuisine to upscale French, Italian and Steakhouse fine dining restaurants, along with a tranquil open space park, as well as an expansive upscale shopping district, complete with everything from exceptional duty-free shops to world-renowned global luxury brands.
For more information on Norwegian Joy, please contact an authorized Norwegian travel partner or visit www.goncl.cn (in China) or https://www.ncl.com/norwegian-joy (in US) or follow Norwegian Joy’s official wechat: NuoWeiZhen.
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