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NCL gets busy


In a historic week for Norwegian Cruise Line, the first piece of steel was cut at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany on Sept. 15 to mark the construction of the second ship in the line’s Breakaway Plus class, set for delivery in spring 2017. Andy Stuart, president of Norwegian Cruise Line, pushed the button to start the plasma torch during the steel cutting ceremony in the laser center. Having a tonnage of 165,600 gross tons and reaching more than 1,000 feet in length, the ship will carry 4,200 guests, reaching speeds of up to 23 knots. Pictured (l-r) Bernard Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft, Stuart; and Christer Karlsson, senior vice-president of New Build for Norwegian Cruise Line.