Norwegian Encore which is the final Breakaway-class cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line has emerged from the construction hall for the first time.
Norwegian Encore Leaves Construction Hall
A major construction milestone was reached at the Myer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany today with Norwegian Encore. The ship which is the final Breakaway-Plus class cruise ship emerged out of the construction hall in the early hours of Saturday morning.
After the long complex process was completed the new vessel was transferred to the nearby outfitting dock where the final touches will be made to complete the ship’s construction. In fact, the shipyard has been quick to act by already installing Norwegian Encore’s funnel cladding. Further interior work will take place too, making sure the public spaces and all set for the first guests in November.
On Sunday all the lifeboats will be added and there will be a series of tests. It sure is a busy week for Meyer Werft with also the first steel cutting on the second LNG mega ship for German-based Aida Cruises.
At the end of September, the cruise ship will make her way along the Ems River to the North Sea where sea trials will take place. This will be the final major construction milestone to make sure the ship is seaworthy and all propulsion systems are functioning normally before deliver to Norwegian Cruise Line.
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She will be the final ship in her class which also includes Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss. The cruise line will head into a new era of ship design in the future. Norwegian Encore will debut out of Southampton on November 2 on a transatlantic voyage ending at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York.
The ship is 169,145 gross tons and has a guest capacity of over 4,000 at double occupancy. ne of the biggest highlights is the largest race track at sea, even larger than her sister ships!
Photo: Meyer Werft