Norwegian Bliss left the Meyer shipyard Tuesday night on its conveyance down the Ems River never to return. After a few days at Eemshaven at the mouth of the river to provision and board additional crew members, the ship will depart for its sea trials in the North Sea.
Overnight and through the day today, Norwegian Bliss has wound its way down the river at times like threading a needle though the narrow passages. At 994 feet long and 136 feet wide, it is passing between barriers that sometimes give it only four feet clearance or less. Of course, as always, it is doing all this stern first for better maneuverability.
The complete story appeared in the March 14 edition of Cruise News Daily.
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