Luxury cruise ship “Norwegian Escape” is in the final stages of construction for Norwegian Cruise Line. It is being built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. Norwegian Escape was floated out of Meyer Werft’s building hall on August 15, 2015. Sea trials are planned to begin on September 16, ahead of her delivery to Norwegian Cruise Lines on October 22.
Media that got an early peek into the vessel has the following to report:
Norwegian Escape shall soon feature as the world’s fifth largest cruise ship ever. She is a 164,400 ton “Breakaway Plus” class cruise ship with a capacity to house 4,200-passengers. Guy Harvey was chosen to paint the hull art of the ship.
The vessel is nearly complete and is slotted to make her debut sail in Miami in November 2015.
The ship boasts of one of the largest deck-top fun zones at sea with four major water slides; a restaurant-lined boardwalk; and a giant, two-deck spa with a flurries-filled Snow Room.
This is going to be the ship with many “firsts”; the first to have a nursery for young cruisers of under two years of age. The first Margaritaville at sea. The first bocce ball court at sea. Norwegian Escape will have one of the largest ropes course at sea, a miniature golf course, a full-size basketball court.
The vessel will feature the signature “ship-within-a-ship” luxury suite area with a private pool, restaurant, butler and concierge service on offer.
The Norwegian Escape will sail the seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas.
Source: USA TODAY