|Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy Emerges From Meyer Weft Shipyard Papenburg Germany.|
Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Norwegian Joy, was floated out from Germany's Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg on March 4, 2017. The 1,069 foot, 168,800 ton cruise ship emerged from the enclosed building dock and was moored at an adjacent pier.
The ship will be maneuvered, backwards down the Ems River (a 10-15 hour procedure) before final outfitting in Bremenhaven. The ship is already emblazoned with her distinctive hull art and is expected to begin her scheduled cruises from China in June 2017.
(Interesting Tidbit: The original name intended for this ship was the Norwegian Bliss. The Name was changed once the decision was made that the ship would be outfitted for the Chinese Market).
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