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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Keel Laid for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway

Keel Laying for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway
Keel Laying for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway
In Papenburg Germany, on May 4th, at Meyer Werft Shipyard, the keel was laid for Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship - the Norwegian Breakaway. In just under a year, the shipyard will assemble the great ship just in time for her maiden overnight voyage from Rotterdam, Netherlands to England on April 28, 2013. Norwegian Breakaway is the first ship being built by Meyer Werft utilizing a more efficient construction process which will deliver a ship of more than 140,000 gross tons in less than 12 months.

Norwegian Breakaway - Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Breakaway - Norwegian Cruise Line

During the official ceremony, the first of 73 blocks that will comprise the 144,000 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building dock, marking the start of the block assembly.

In the dock, Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer, laid the traditional "lucky coin," before the 350-ton first block was placed by the 800-ton crane. A special commemorative coin was created to celebrate the day’s activities.

On April 30th 2013, the Norwegian Breakaway will set sail on a 7-day transatlantic voyage from London to New York.

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