MIAMI (AP) - A cruise ship has become a floating art exhibition in Miami.
    
Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that Miami artist David "Lebo" Le Batard completed his work on the new Norwegian Getaway. The artist decorated the hull of the ship with ocean-themed drawings such as mermaids, pelicans, and palm trees.
    
Norwegian Getaway will be based in Miami, weighing in at 146,600 gross tons. The cruise line's chief executive officer, Kevin Sheehan, says they wanted an artist with strong ties to the city and the Latin community.
    
The artist says "the ocean has been an immense presence in my life and has been infused into my work as an artist."
    
The ship launches from PortMiami in Jan. 2014.

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