Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, Norwegian Getaway, has completed her conveyance from Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, en route to Eemshaven, Netherlands.
Sailing backwards for approximately 1.5 hours, she made the narrow passage through the ship yard’s locks with only 1.6 meters clearance separating the ship from the specially-installed wall bumpers.
The navigation, at a maximum speed of only 0.2 knots, was led by a team of two located on the bridge, with one navigation officer in charge of overseeing the bow manoeuvres and the other overseeing the movement of the stern.
After passing through the locks, Norwegian Getaway continued along the river, stern first. This was to assist with manoeuvrability, due to the strong propulsion in the aft section of the vessel.
Norwegian Getaway, Miami-based NCL’s latest ship which features hull artwork by Miami’s own David “LEBO” Le Batard, will go through the final stages of construction in Eemshaven before her launch in January 2014.