Today, August 15, the 164,600 GT Norwegian Escape was floated out of the covered building dock II at Meyer Werft as scheduled.
The Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) newbuild started emerging at 9:30 am Papenburg Germany 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 NCL crew members will move into their cabins to start familiarizing themselves with ship's systems.
The ship's conveyance along Ems River is scheduled for the middle of September.