Norwegian Cruise Line has celebrated the keel laying for Norwegian Encore, a new ship in the company’s Breakaway Pluss class.
The keel laying ceremony took place at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany on November 28.
During the ceremony, block 3 of the 169,145 gross ton ship was lowered into position in the shipyard’s covered building dock II.
As informed, the newbuilding will be finished in just eleven months before heading out to the North Sea for its sea trials. The Norwegian Encore is the fourth ship in the Breakaway Plus class and will be completed by Meyer Werft in autumn 2019.
Once completed, the cruise ship will feature a length of 333.46 meters and a width of 41.4 meters, offering capacity for 4,200 passengers.
Norwegian Encore will cruise out of Miami every Sunday and sail seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning with its first journey on November 17, 2019, through April 12, 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Line, together with Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Sea Cruises, is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. With a combined fleet of 26 ships, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has also seven ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line and one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises for a total of eight vessels for delivery through 2027.