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Sporting Peter Max's New York City Skyline design, Norwegian Breakaway emerged from MEYER WERFT's covered building dock II today as scheduled.
This milestone in the construction of the 145,000 gross ton cruise ship, signals the start of final construction and testing of the ship's systems. The Papenburg, Germany shipyard has already been busy the past few weeks conducting extensive tests and machinery trials. Following the float-out and more tests to be carried out in the harbour, the ship will be berthed alongside the yard's outfitting pier.
Delays in the time schedule due to weather conditions may occur. With the ship being berthed at the yard's pier, the remaining work and tests and trials will be carried out in the next few days. Within merely a couple of days, the first crew members will move into their cabins on board, and familiarize themselves with the ship itself and its numerous systems.
The Norwegian Breakaway's conveyance down the river Ems towards the North Sea, where she will prove her seaworthiness, is scheduled for early March 2013.