Norwegian Cruise Line installed a new bar concept, Syd
Norman's Pour House, on the Norwegian Breakaway during its latest drydock.
Replacing Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club, Syd Norman's is a
tribute to the grandfather of "Rock of Ages" playwright Chris D'Arenso
and modeled after influential rock houses such as CBGB's, the Rainbow and the
Fillmore, Norwegian said.
Three times a week, cast members from "Rock of Ages"
will treat guests to specialty cocktails named after rock 'n' roll classics
such as "The Witchy Woman" among others in the interactive Syd Norman's
Experience. A five-person band will play rock classics six nights a week.
Additional upgrades to the Breakaway include enhancements to
the Bliss Ultra Lounge with new furniture; new carpet in all 2,014 staterooms
and suites; a transformation of the gift shop; and new carpet installations in
the staircases, elevators and lobbies.
Norwegian also detailed renovations on two other ships.
The Norwegian Sun gained three new venues. Los Lobos
Cantina, a Mexican restaurant offering a modern take on traditional favorites,
replaces Las Ramblas Bar and Restaurant. The Spinnaker Lounge replaces the
Observation Lounge. And the Bliss Ultra Lounge takes the place of the former
The Norwegian Star also received a Bliss Ultra Lounge, which
takes the place of the Spinnaker Lounge on that ship.
Other installations include a Sky High Bar (replacing Bier
Garten) and Spice H2O, the adults only enclave that is a sunning area by day
and an open-air lounge with live entertainment at night. Other features include
a private pool, hot tubs and a full bar.