Video: Meyer Werft Fanclub
The funnel installation comes along the lines of the final construction phase of the ship which also revolves around setting up all of the public spaces by the crew members and adding a 3rd story to the ropes course of Norwegian Escape. There is still work left to be done but it is going to be finished before delivery to Norwegian Cruise Line, which has been scheduled to take place on October 22nd of this year.
“Meyer Werft’s work regarding the Norwegian Escape’s construction has been absolutely excellent. The float of the ship serves as one step further down the course of unleashing the next Freestyle Cruising evolution and we are quite excited by the fact,” commented Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and Chief Operating Officer, during the vessel’s float out on the 15th of August.
Norwegian Escape’s first ever floating out onto water was conducted on August 15th. The biggest ever NCL cruiser also displayed its all new hull artwork, which was done by the famous marine wildlife artist and conservationist that is Guy Harvey. The 164,600 gross ton vessel is currently eyeing its next milestone which will revolve around it conveying down the Ems river toward the North Sea, which should take place on September 16th (if weather conditions are favorable for doing so).
When the Norwegian Escape, which has a capacity of accommodating 4,200 passengers, is successfully delivered to NCL and finishes its inaugural sailings it is to sail to its new home that is Miami, Florida. The vessel is going to conduct seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from November 14th of this year, departing from Miami every Saturday.