In the early hours of this morning, Norwegian Encore was floated out of her finishing docking of the Meyer Weft finishing dock in Papenburg, Germany.
The ship, which is being built for American based Norwegian Cruise Line, will berth at the shipyard’s outfitting pier to be fitted with its funnel cladding. The ship will then remain in port for further out-fitting work and onboard trials until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which is expected to take place at the end of September.
The ship has a rating of 169,145 GRT and measures 333.46 m in length and 41.4 m in width, with capacity for 4,004 passengers berthed in 2038 staterooms.
Norwegian Encore is part of the Breakaway Plus class of cruise ships and is the sister ship to Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy.
“The Breakaway Plus class has truly been an incredible addition to our fleet, and we are confident that Norwegian Encore will prove to be the most remarkable ship yet as we move the dial up another notch with onboard experiences and dining,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
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Norwegian Encore will be cruising the Caribbean from Miami every Sunday and offer 7-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with her first itinerary on November 17, 2019, through April 12, 2020. Before repositioning to New York in the spring and summer of 2020 for Bermuda cruises.