Norwegian Cruise Line has just revealed the name of its latest ship as construction began on the vessel.
Andy Stuart, NCL’s president and chief executive officer, announced on 31st January 2018 at Meyer Werft Laser Centre in Papenburg, Germany, that the Breakaway Plus Class vessel will be called Norwegian Encore.
Due in October 2019, the 4,000-passenger vessel will be the line’s fourth and final Breakaway Plus Class ship and will sail weekly seven-day Caribbean cruises each Sunday from PortMiami.
Guests will be able to book sailings onboard Norwegian Encore, the seventeenth ship in NCL’s fleet, from March 2018.
Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and the shipyard gathered at the site in Papenburg as the first plate of steel was cut.
Stuart said: “Norwegian Encore will be the ultimate Breakaway Plus Class vessel and we are thrilled to celebrate the start of construction for this incredible new ship.
Over 50 years ago the Norwegian brand began creating unforgettable vacation moments with the first inter-island cruise in the Caribbean from Miami.
We continue building on our legacy of innovation with this brand-new state-of-the-art vessel perfect for exploring the natural beauty of some of the most remarkable islands in the world.”
Norwegian Bliss, due in April, Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Joy are the other ships in the the line’s Breakaway Plus Class.
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