Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, was successfully floated out from the construction hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.
Norwegian’s first custom-built ship for the Chinese market was floated out on Saturday morning, where it was then moored outside for some final exterior finishes.
The ship is so tall that the funnel had to be mounted outside the construction hall by a large crane. The ship is still to be fully completed, with most outfitting due to commence in Bremerhaven later this month, once the ship has navigated the narrow Ems river.
The ship will undergo sea trials towards the end of the month, before setting sail for Shanghai in April, where she will begin cruise operations from June.