Norwegian Encore Floated Out

NCL’s latest flagship has emerged from the building hall sporting her hull art.

Still on track for an October handover, Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard celebrated one of the last remaining milestones in the construction of any cruise vessel. The ships superstructure is virtually finished, and her hull is fully completed and made seaworthy. It was time for her to meet water for the first time.

She’s still on track for an end of September Ems River transit where the giant vessel will be towed down the narrow channel leading out to the North Sea. Once that’s complete, she’ll sail a couple of seatrials and then be handed over on October 30, 2019.

The hull art is done by a Spanish artist and is being heralded as a ‘”labyrnth of color.”