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Florida-bound Norwegian Escape hits the water

Florida-bound Norwegian Escape hits the water

The next big cruise ship heading to Florida got its first taste of water this weekend as the Norwegian Escape was floated out at the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg, Germany. The 164,600-ton, 4,200-passenger ship is slated to debut at PortMiami this November after finishing up construction and sea trials in Europe, where it has been under construction since September 2014. "Meyer Werft has done an excellent job with the construction of Norwegian Escape," Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Stuart said in press release. "The ship’s float out brings us one step closer to bringing the next evolution of Freestyle Cruising to the...

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