Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.
On the last days of September, the ship began the journey to the Netherlands with initial crewmembers on board to begin preparing in earnest for the first guests, who came onboard in November.
The new ship is nearly 1,100 feet long and can accommodate 3,998 passengers. It was delivered to Norwegian on Oct. 30. Then it began a three-week journey to Miami, where Kelly Clarkson christened the vessel. Finally, the ship launched seven-day trips to the Caribbean Nov. 24.
“Today we celebrate a huge milestone for our history-making ship,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line. “Now is when the anticipation truly begins to build.“
Like many other Norwegian ships in this class, Encore has award-winning entertainment, dining and amenities. Check out the line’s offerings.
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