Cruise line’s first new luxury boutique river ship is set to debut in 2021
Sign up to get our monthly updates delivered straight to your inbox:
Author: Rebecca Gibson/17 August 2015/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape was floated out of her building dock at the Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany, on 15 August.
The 164,600gt newbuild, which has taken 18 months to build, was floated out after several weeks of testing, interior work and machinery trials. The ship underwent further testing in the harbour and was then berthed alongside the yard’s outfitting pier.
Meyer Werft will carry out further tests and trials over the next few days, before the first crew members move into their cabins and familiarise themselves with the ship and her systems.
Norwegian Escape is scheduled to begin her conveyance down the river Ems towards the North Sea for sea trials in mid-September.
Number of views (16035)/Comments (-)
CruiseandFerry.net is the online home of International Cruise & Ferry Review, a twice-yearly magazine that is also available for subscription in both printed and digital formats.
Via our website, magazine and social networks, we aim to be the world's best supplier of news and insight into the global passenger shipping industries. Our content covers both the cruise and ferry businesses, and provides our audience with insight into building and refurbishment, marine operations, onboard experience, ports and destinations and more.
Keep up with the latest
Find a supplier
Download iOS app