March 13, 2006
Pride of Hawaii leaves Meyer Werft
The 93,000 gt, 2,400 passenger Pride of Hawaii--described by NCL as "the largest U.S.-flag passenger vessel ever built--has left Meyer Werft and is making its passage down the River Ems for North Sea trials.
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Pride of Hawaii is traveling down the river Ems backwards as this procedure has proven itself. It will operate its own propulsion system, but is supported by two tugs, the Wal (output 2 x 1,600 kW) and the Bremerhaven (output 2 x 1,450 kW) so as to provide double back-up in case one tug fails.
The ship is scheduled for delivery to NCL in mid-April.
Meyer Werft Building Dock no. 6 already holds the next cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Pearl. It will leave Papenburg in fall this year.