Norwegian Breakaway is set for float out

Norwegian Breakaway Meyer Building DockFEBRUARY 25, 2013 — Norwegian Cruise Line's 145,000 gt cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway is set to be floated out tomorrow from shipbuilder Meyer Werft's covered building dock II. Construction of the 324 m x 39.7 m, 4,000 passenger vessel has taken just 17 months and over the last few weeks the shipyard has been busy conducting extensive tests and machinery trials.

The float-out of the ship is planned for around 7 a.m. Following the float-out and further tests, the ship will be berthed alongside the shipyard's outfitting pier where the remaining work and tests and trials will be carried out. Within the next few 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 from Meyer's Papenburg, Germany, shipyard down the river Ems to the North Sea for sea trials is scheduled for early next month.

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