The Norwegian Escape was floated out of the covered building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Saturday.
The 164,600 gross ton cruise ship, part of the Breakaway Plus class, has a length overall of 325.9 meters and is 41.40 meters wide, making it the largest vessel in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
Following the float out, the ship was berthed at the yard’s pier for the remaining work, tests and trials. In mid-September, the ship is expected to make its conveyance down the river Ems to the North Sea, where the vessel will be put through a series of sea trials before delivery to owner Norwegian Cruise Lines later in 2015.
Here’s another one from the float out: