November 29, 2018 - MEYER WERFT from Papenburg and representatives of the Norwegian Cruise Line celebrated the laying of the keel of the Norwegian Encore yesterday. She is the fourth cruise ship in the Breakaway Plus class. The new building should be completed in eleven months and the sea trials on the North Sea should be completed.
Norwegian Encore - installation in front of the first building block © NCL / Norwegian Cruise Line
Block 90 was the first of around 3 blocks to be deposited in the shipyard's building dock. The component is 40,40 meters wide and 19,80 meters long. It weighs 558 tons. The keel-laying was preceded by the traditional minting ceremony. Representatives of the shipping company and MEYER WERFT attended. Norwegian Encore is measured at 169.145 GT. The ship is 333 meters long and 41,40 meters wide. It is the twelfth ship that the shipyard is building for Norwegian Cruise Line. Another new building is in preparation.
Norwegian Encore Coin Ceremony © NCL / Norwegian Cruise Line
According to the shipyard and shipping company, the new building will combine all the advantages of the Norwegian Breakaway Plus class and offer guests additional facilities and attractions. These include
- a 350-meter-long go-kart track with two decks
- a 900 square meter virtual reality complex
- a laser tag arena
- an aqua park with two multi-level water slides
- spectacular musical experiences.
The ship, which can accommodate up to 4.000 guests, will initially offer seven-day cruises from Miami in the Eastern Caribbean during its 2019/2020 premiere season.