Norwegian gets renowned explorers onboard as it expands across continents

 Allegedly the second European to visit America...after  the Norse !

Allegedly the second European to visit America...after the Norse!

You may already be familiar with the portraits that decorate some of Norwegian's aircraft.

Now, the novelty is that for the first time, two historical figures from outside the Nordic region are going to be added to the fleet.

Maybe in a hint to the Norwegian low cost carrier's long-haul ambitions Christoper Columbus is going to decorate the tail of a new Boeing 737-800...

 Definitely the right guy to go long-haul...

Definitely the right guy to go long-haul...

 

...while Juan Sebasti√°n Elcano, who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe (Actually Elcano was second-in-command, but expedition leader Magalhaes was killed during the trip, so he got to pick this honour).

A bit of exploration-era epic up in the air...

By the way, if you want to visit the gallery of 81 (so far) portraits that decorate Norwegian's fleet, here is the whole gallery!