Norwegian Escape

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Norwegian Escape
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Norwegian Escape near Hook of Holland, April 2021
History
NameNorwegian Escape
OwnerNorwegian Cruise Line
RouteCaribbean, Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Cost700 million
Yard numberS693
Laid down19 September 2014[1]
Launched15 August 2015
Maiden voyage9 November 2015
In service23 October 2015
Identification
General characteristics
Class and typeBreakaway Plus-class cruise ship
Tonnage164,998 GT[4]
Length1,069 feet (325.9 m)[3]
Beam
  • 136 feet (41.4 m) (waterline)[3]
  • 153 feet (46.5 m) (max)[3]
Draft28.29 feet (8.622 m)[3]
Decks20
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)
Propulsion
Capacity4,266[5]
Crew1,733[3]

Norwegian Escape is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line(NCL), she was in service since October 2015. She was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, in just 17 months.[6]

Design and description[edit]

Norwegian Escape is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship, which also includes Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Encore, built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg for Norwegian Cruise Line. The vessel entered service in October 2015.

The name of the ship was selected in a contest on USA Today.[7] In 2014, Guy Harvey was chosen to paint the hull art.[8]

The first section was launched on 5 December 2014.[9] 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 Line on 22 October.[10]

Areas of operation[edit]

Upon completion, the ship undertook a series of short preview sailings from Hamburg and Southampton. Escape departed Southampton on 29 October 2015 for her inaugural transatlantic crossing to her slated homeport of Miami, where the ship regularly cruised to the Caribbean.[11]

In the summer of 2018, the Escape repositioned to the New York Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan, and has been sailing seven-day voyages to Bermuda and will cruise along the New England coast, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick in the fall. She will return to Miami for the winter of 2019 and resume cruising to the Caribbean. Escape will then spend the summer of 2020 in Copenhagen and then homeport at Port Canaveral for the winter of 2020.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keel laid for Norwegian Escape". 19 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "ABB wins $180 million in orders from cruise ship builders in 2013". ABB.com. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Norwegian Escape (331199)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Germanischer Lloyd. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Norwegian Escape (33199)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Norwegian Escape Cruise Ship". Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Norwegian Escape built in 17 months". www.passengership.info. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  7. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Facebook Page". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  8. ^ Sloan, Gene (12 March 2014). "Sea creatures to adorn hull of new cruise ship". USA Today. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Meyer Werft dockt Schiffsteil der Norwegian Escape aus". 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Florida-bound Norwegian Escape hits the water". Orlando Sentinel. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Norwegian Announces 2015/16 Winter Deployment". 12 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Fall/Winter 2019 & 2020 Cruise Itineraries". NCL. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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