New hull design revealed for Norwegian Joy


Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed spectacular artwork for the new Norwegian Joy, designed by the famous Chinese artists Tan Ping.

The painter, printmaker and teacher led and directed a team of designers from the Central Academy of Fine Arts to complete the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games’ Image and Landscape Design Project.

The new Norwegian Joy which will be deployed to China in 2017, will have phoenix motifs, flowing lines that convey forward movement. Tan Ping will be mainly using red and yellow with red signifying joy and yellow representing grandeur. The design also includes hints of blues which portray the sea.

‘The phoenix symbolizes beauty and good luck in Chinese culture, and Norwegian Joy will bridge across the West and the East and bring Chinese people’s best wish to the world and everyone in her path,’ Tan Ping said.