Norwegian Bliss launch scheduled for Saturday

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new cruise ship Norwegian Bliss will be launched at MeyerWerft’s covered building dock at Papenburg, Germany, on Saturday, local time.

The float-out is scheduled for 8am, but weather could cause possible delays.

After leaving the building dock, the 334-metre by 41.4-metre Norwegian Bliss will berth at the shipyard’s outfitting pier to be fitted with its funnel.

The ship will then remain in the shipyard port for fitout, on-board crew training and acceptance procedures until its passage through the River Ems up to the North Sea on the second weekend in March.

The ceremony will be live-streamed via webcam at 

The 11,700DWT Norwegian Bliss has capacity for 3,998 passengers.

Baird Maritime

The best maritime site on the web. The sea's our scene!