The design usually has some connection to the home port or where the ship will sail, and the artist chosen to create the work has some connection to subject matter of the design.
Today, Norwegian Cruise Line released details of Norwegian Joy's hull art, and as the first ship NCL will dedicate to the market in China, the hull art was deep in symbolism for China.
Norwegian Joy's hull art was commissioned from Chinese artist Tan Ping.
The complete story appeared in the July 27 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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