Last night, the Norwegian Getaway began her 24 conveyance of Germany’s Ems River and just recently completed the conveyance earlier today. The Norwegian Getaway is currently docked in Eemshaven, Germany.
According to Norwegian, “Norwegian Getaway left Meyer Werft at approximately 10 p.m. (local time in Germany), and made a narrow passage through the ship yard’s locks, with only 1.6 meters clearance separating the ship from the “bumpers” that were specially installed along the starboard side of the locks.” The movement through the yard’s locks took approximately one and a half hours and was overseen by two navigational officers on the ship’s bridge.
Once the Norwegian Getaway had cleared the shipyard’s locks, the ship continued her journey down the Ems River stern first, maximizing the maneuverability of the ship. The ship later reached Eemshaven around 5 pm local time.
The completion of the conveyance of the Ems River marks a major milestone of the Norwegian Getaway’s launch. The Norwegian Getaway launches in Miami, Florida in February 2014.