Norwegian Breakaway to leave building dock II

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Float-out likely to start on 26 February 2013

Papenburg, February 22, 2013 – On Tuesday, 26 February 2013 the 145,000 gt cruise ship Norwegian BREAKAWAY, whose construction has taken merely 17 months, will float out of MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II. Over the last few weeks the shipyard has been busy conducting extensive tests and machinery trials. The float-out of the ship, which is built for the US cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line, will commence around 7 a.m. Following the float-out and more tests to be carried out in the harbour, the ship will be berthed alongside the yard's outfitting pier.

Delays in the time schedule due to weather conditions may occur.

With the ship being berthed at the yard's pier, the remaining work and tests and trials will be carried out in the next few days. Within merely a couple of days, the first crew members will move into their cabins on board, and familiarize themselves with the ship itself and its numerous systems. The Norwegian BREAKAWAY's conveyance down the river Ems towards the North Sea, where she will prove her seaworthiness, is scheduled for early March 2013.

The 145,000 gt cruise ship has a length overall of 324 m, and is 39.70 n wide. Its construction complies with the latest safety standards, and the ship meets all valid environmental regulations.

The float-out will be broadcast via webcam on www.meyerwerft.com

Photo/Caption:
Norwegian BREAKAWAY presently in MEYER WERFT's building dock II