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Joy to the World! Norwegian Cruise Line’s China ship takes a bow

Norwegian Joy, soon to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s first ship custom designed for China, has taken to the water at Meyer Werft’s shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where she has been under construction since September 2015.

Early Saturday morning (4 March), the168,800-ton ship, with her distinctive hull artwork designed by Chinese artist Tan Ping, departed building dock II.

Norwegian Joy float-out
Norwegian Joy after her float-out in Germany on Saturday

Norwegian Joy, the second ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus Class, now moves into the final phase of construction with delivery due on 27 April. She will home port in Shanghai and Beijing (Tianjin).

“We are thrilled that Norwegian Joy is now one step closer to delivery and one step closer to delivering on our promise to create a First Class at Sea experience for our Chinese guests,” said David Herrera, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ China President.

Posted on 7th March 2017 at 09:42 am in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Norwegian Cruise Line |

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