Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Tony Award-nominated musical Footloose and the classic aerial acrobatics show, Elements, as well as the wine-tasting comedy, Wine Lovers: The Musical, are to be featured onboard the 15th ship in its fleet, Norwegian Joy, which will start sailing to Alaska in May.
Footloose (featuring the hit music of Grammy Award-winning Kenny Loggins), which is debuting for the first time at sea, is based on the popular movie and follows the story of a Chicago teen who loves dancing but moves to a small town with a ban on Rock n’ Roll. He finds himself at odds with most of the town but together with his friends convinces local leaders to lift the ban and allow the residents to heal from a tragedy.
Sharing the main stage with the revamped 80s classic is the aerial acrobatics show, Elements, reveling in the 4 elements of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water, and features high-flying feats, exciting music, dance, and mesmerizing magic.
As part of line’s specialty dining performances, Wine Lovers: The Musical, popular as the first wine tasting musical production in the world, provides passengers the opportunity to taste various wines at a lunch club-style experience as well as enjoy a musical comedy about the joys of love and wine. The show is to be performed at ship's Social Comedy and Night Club.
Norwegian Joy is scheduled to reposition to North America late April following and more than US$50 million renovations will make her nearly identical to sistership Norwegian Bliss, with new dining and bar concepts, as well as an extended go-kart race track.
Joy's first 7-day, round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle WA will be on May 4 and she will visit both Icy Strait Point and Glacier Bay during the inaugural season. Norwegian Joy then continues with Panama Canal itineraries in October prior to offering weekly voyages to the Mexican Riviera from LA in November.