Norwegian’s newest ship, the Norwegian Escape, officially joined the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet on Thursday, following a signing over ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The Norwegian Escape is now officially Norwegian’s largest ship, clocking in at 164,600 gross registered tons and carrying 4,248 guests. The new ship is the first in the Breakaway Plus class, a slightly larger and modified version of the Breakaway class of ships. The Norwegian Escape will feature a number of guest favorites from the Breakaway class of ships, including an expansive waterpark, a challenging ropes course, an exclusive suite retreat know as The Haven by Norwegian, and a diverse collection of specialty dining spots and bars. The new ship also features a number of firsts for Norwegian’s fleet, most notably Jimmy Buffet’s first bar at sea.
“Norwegian Escape’s arrival marks a true evolution for our brand—we’ve capitalized on the best of our Breakaway Class ships and taken freedom and flexibility to the next level with this incredible new ship,” said Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and chief operating officer. “Once again, the team at Meyer Werft, along with our new build and operations teams, and all of the ship’s officers and crew have done a remarkable job and we cannot wait to welcome guests on board this spectacular new vessel.”
Following the handover, the Norwegian Escape set sail for Hamburg and Southampton where she will kick off her inaugural festivities. The Norwegian Escape will be christened by Pitbull in Miami, Florida on November 9th. Cruise Currents will be on scene to bring you all the details and fun of the christening festivities via our social media outlets.