The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) newbuild started emerging at 9:30 a.m. Papenburg time. Crowds of spectators watched from shore. Two hours later, the ship was secured at the yard's outfitting pier where its funnel was lifted by crane into position.
On August 16, Sunday, tests of the stabilizers and bowthrusters will be conducted in Meyer Werft's harbor. Norwegian Escape will be berthed at Papenburg's outfitting pier as work to complete ship's interiors goes on.
During the coming week the first crew members will move into their cabins to start familiarizing themselves with ship's systems.
The conveyance of Norwegian Escape along Ems River is scheduled for the middle of September.