Norwegian Escape

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The Norwegian Escape shortly after launch
Name: Norwegian Escape
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line
Builder: Meyer Werft
Cost: $ 1.4 billion (together with Norwegian Joy) Previously named the Norwegian Bliss
Yard number: S693
Laid down: 19 September 2014[1]
Launched: 15 August 2015
Maiden voyage: 9 November 2015
In service: 23 October 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 165,300 GT[2]
Length: 1,069 feet (325.9 m)[2]
  • 136 feet (41.4 m) (waterline)[2]
  • 153 feet (46.5 m) (max)[2]
Draft: 28.29 feet (8.622 m)[2]
Decks: 20
Installed power:
  • 2 × MAN 14V48/60CR (2 × 16,800 kW)
  • 3 × MAN 12V48/60CR (3 × 14,400 kW)
  • 1 × Cat 3516C DH (1 × 2,500 kW)
Capacity: 4,266[4]
Crew: 1,733[2]

Norwegian Escape is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, in service since October 2015. It was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany.

Design and description[edit]

Norwegian Escape is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship, which also includes Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Bliss. The Breakaway Plus class are being built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, for Norwegian Cruise Line. The vessel entered service in October 2015, where it completed a series of short preview sailings from Hamburg, Germany and Southampton, UK. The 164,600 GT ship departed Southampton on 29 October 2015 on her transatlantic crossing to Miami, where the ship will be based year-round offering seven-night Caribbean cruises.

The name of the ship was selected in a contest on USA Today.[5] In 2014, Guy Harvey was chosen to paint the hull art.[6]

The Norwegian Escape is homeported in PortMiami, sailing seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruising to Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. Norwegian Getaway will move to the western Caribbean run.[7]

The first section was launched on 5 December 2014.[8] A second section was launched 21 February 2015. Norwegian Escape was floated out of Meyer Werft's building hall on 15 August 2015, with sea trials beginning on 16 September. She was officially delivered to Norwegian Cruise Lines on 22 October.,[9] and took circa 3500 passengers on the inaugural passenger cruise from Southampton to Miami, leaving Southampton (UK) on Thursday 29 October, arriving in Miami on Sunday 8 November

On 9 November 2015, the first godfather to a cruise ship, Pitbull, officially named the ship at a naming ceremony in Miami.


  1. ^ "Keel laid for Norwegian Escape". 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Norwegian Escape (331199)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Germanischer Lloyd. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013". 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Norwegian Escape Cruise Ship". Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Facebook Page". Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Sloan, Gene (12 March 2014). "Sea creatures to adorn hull of new cruise ship". USA Today. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
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  9. ^ "Florida-bound Norwegian Escape hits the water". Orlando Sentinel. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 

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