Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Little Bit of China - Under the Ship

Meyer Werft laid the keel today at their Papenburg (Germany) facility for Norwegian Joy, the ship Norwegian Cruise Line is dedicating to being based year round in China for the local market.

The 750-ton block, designated block 45, was brought into the dry dock in Meyer’s covered building dock several days ago. It is one of about 80 blocks (pre-built pieces) that will make up the ship. This one is part of the engine room. Today, an 800-ton crane lifted it into place in the dry dock.

The complete story appeared in the April 5 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Executives from Norwegian Cruise Line and Meyer Werft gather in front of the massive block 45.

Specially-minted coin on which Norwegian Joy's keel was set

NCLH China executives at the coin blessing in China
Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft and Norwegian Cruise Line. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.