Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of New Flagship

  Norwegian Cruise Line on Thursday took delivery of its largest ship to date, the 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape. The delivery from German-shipbuilder Meyer Werft took place during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany following a building period of just 17 months. Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the company's new Breakaway Plus Class, the largest and most … [Read more...]

WATCH: Norwegian Escape Maiden Call at Hamburg

The Norwegian Escape makes it maiden call at Hamburg on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, arriving at the Blohm + Voss shipyard for final construction and inspection before the ship's delivery in November. At 325.9 meters long by 41.4 meters wide and 164,600 gross tons, the Norwegian Escape will be the largest ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet and will sail weekly … [Read more...]

ABB Wins Repeat Azipod Order from Norwegian Cruise Lines

Swiss-based power and automation technology company ABB says it has been awarded a contract worth $60 million to deliver Azipod propulsion and power systems to two Norwegian Cruise Line vessels to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships are scheduled to be delivered in Q2 2018 and Q4 2019. The new 164,000 gt vessels will be … [Read more...]

Watch: Meyer Werft Floats Giant Megablock for New Breakaway PLUS Cruise Ship

The first megablock section in the construction of Norwegian Cruise Lines' 163,000 ton Norwegian Escape has been floated out of the building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg Germany. The Norwegian Escape is the lead ship in NCL's new Breakaway PLUS class and the company's largest ship to date. The vessel will have accommodations for 4,200 passengers in 2,100 … [Read more...]

Keel Laid for NCL’s First ‘Breakaway Plus’ Cruise Ship

Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany took part in the Keel-Laying Ceremony of Norwegian Escape on Friday, marking the beginning of the block assembly phase for the lead ship in NCL's new Breakaway Plus-class. During the ceremony, block number 35/41, one of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, … [Read more...]