|(Left to right) Bernard Meyer, managing director of Meyer Werft, Andy Stuart, president of Norwegian Cruise Line, and Christer Karlsson, senior vice president of new build for Norwegian Cruise Line, pressed the button to cut the first plate of steel for the line’s next ship.|
Construction of the second ship in Norwegian Cruise Line's new Breakaway Plus class has officially kicked off with a steel cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. The new vessel is set for delivery in spring 2017.
Andy Stuart, president of Norwegian Cruise Line, pushed the button to start the plasma torch during the steel cutting ceremony in the laser center.
Norwegian Cruise Line executives, along with Meyer Werft's managing directors Bernard Meyer and Lambert Kruse and the yard's project manager Stephan Schmees, watched as the first plate of steel was cut by a plasma torch. This plate will become part of Block 46, the first to be assembled for the new vessel.
The new ship will carry 4,200 guests.