Following delivery of the 169,245gt Norwegian Encore to owner Norwegian Cruise Line in Bremerhaven at the end of October, the vessel was due to leave for Southampton before sailing across the Atlantic to be named in Miami by American singer, Kelly Clarkson, on November 21st.
The 20-deck cruise vessel, with capacity for 3,998 passengers, is the fourth and final ship in the Breakaway Plus class. It is equipped with a range of energy saving systems including electric pod propulsion, a hydrodynamically efficient hull form and waste heat recovery and water cleaning systems. The ship is also fitted with a scrubber to clean exhaust gas. As well as fine dining, passengers will be able to benefit from attractions including a large go-kart track and two slides in the swimming pool which extend down several decks with double ocean loops extending beyond the side of the ship. The vessel, the third cruise ship to be delivered by Meyer Werft this year, will have a crew of about 1,700 and is due to begin a series of Caribbean cruises following the Miami celebration.