The latest cruise ship built for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Norwegian Joy was handed over from Meyer Werft to the company at a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany today.
The ship was accepted into the Norwegian Cruise line fleet by Andy Stuart, NCL President and CEO from Meyer Werft Managing Partner, Bernard Meyer.
Originally destined to sail to Alaska, the brief was changed at the beginning of 2016 when Norwegian Cruise Line decided that she should sail to China and Asia and therfore a challenge for the architects and engineers in order to change the interior designs for her.
The 167,800grt Breakaway Plus ship will be able to accomodate 4200 passengers and will be the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. She will feature a two level Ferrari branded race track, Galaxy Pavillion with interactive ride, video walls and interactive experiences, on board park and up scale shopping district with duty free shops to world renowned global luxury brands.
She will then sail to China to be homeported in Shanghai and Tianjin (Beijing) and will undertake cruises from late June 2017.
Feature Image: Meyer Werft.
Source: Meyer Werft, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)