Norwegian Takes Encore Delivery

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of its newest ship, the Norwegian Encore, in Bremerhaven, Germany, Oct. 30.

The 1,100-foot-long, 170,000-ton ship left Meyer Werft, where it was built, and heads for a nearly month-long tour of preview events in Europe, New York and Miami, including a naming ceremony on Nov. 21.

“Today we celebrate the delivery of our 17th ship and the close of our history-making Breakaway Plus class – a feat that was made possible through a special collaboration with our partners at Meyer Werft,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Our dedication to creating next-level offerings onboard, will allow us to continue to deliver meaningful experiences for our guests, when Norwegian Encore arrives home to Miami.”

The Encore, with a nearly 4,000 guest capacity, will embark on her first preview cruise from Bremerhaven on Oct. 31, arriving to Southampton Nov. 2. During the two-day voyage, guests will take in the newest offerings, including the largest race track in the industry, the new Onda by Scarpetta, enhanced Galaxy Pavilion and open-air laser tag attractions, and the at-sea debut of  Kinky Boots.

Norwegian Encore

“We’re happy to deliver another world-class ship to Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Tim Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft. “We are extremely proud of our partnership of over 16 years and honored to have been part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s most successful class of ships. We are confident that Norwegian Encore will continue the Company’s legacy of exceeding the expectations of its guests.”

On Nov. 2, the Encore will cross the Atlantic, arriving to New York on Nov. 10 for preview events Nov. 11 to 13. She will then voyage to Miami for a series of events, concluding with the christening ceremony and celebration on Nov. 21, which includes a live performance by Norwegian Encore’s godmother and Grammy Award-winning singer and television host Kelly Clarkson.

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