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Norwegian Joy Gets Covered In Mud

Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, is a little less shiny, after mud was accidentally sprayed over the forward superstructure.

It was reported that routine testing of a firefighting hose was being carried out, but an error resulted in dirty sea water being used instead of clean, fresh water. As a result, silt from the dirty water in the yard basin covered the top decks and forward section below the bridge. Balcony staterooms located towards the front of the ship were also covered in a layer of mud.

The ship was floated out of the construction hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, at the start of the month, and final construction work is taking place. Norwegian Joy is due to make a conveyance of the Ems River next week, but this latest incident isn’t expected to cause any significant delay to the delivery of the ship.

During construction, Norwegian Joy suffered two onboard fires, both were contained and successfully extinguished causing no severe damage to the ship.

Norwegian Joy is expected to be delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line on April 27, in Bremerhaven. The ship is due to begin cruise operations in China from June.

Featured Image: Thomas Spießlechner


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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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