Norwegian Breakaway left Meyer Werft at Papenburg (Germany) Wednesday morning (March 13, 2013) navigating slowly backward down the Ems River to the sea. The passage will take until Thursday morning as it maneuvers among the narrow passages, some with only a couple of feet of clearance. The ship is shown here just after passing through the barrier in the yard's lagoon and into the river.
Norwegian Breakaway just past the barrier at Meyer Werft and entering the River Ems
Norwegian Breakaway passing the bridge at Weener
The complete story appeared in the March 13 edition of Cruise News Daily