The 164,000-ton Norwegian Escape left Meyer Werft Friday afternoon (September 18, 2015) for its slow trip down the Ems River to Eemshaven where it will take on provisions before leaving on sea trials. The ship sails slowly because it is traveling backwards (for better maneuverability) and must squeeze through vary narrow passages. In places the 169-foot-wide ship goes through passages that are only 173-feet wide. The ship traveled all night and arrived Eemshaven Saturday morning at 8:30an. It will remain at Eemshaven until Thursday when it leaves for sea trials in the North Sea.
The complete story appeared in the September 21 edition of Cruise News Daily.
Video courtesy of Meyer Werft.