Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of their brand new Norwegian Joy cruise ship that's custom-designed for the Chinese market. It's the 15th ship in the fleet and arrived with an impressive on board ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Quick stats include the ability to accommodate 3,883 guests, weighing in at 167,725–gross-tons, and is the second ship in NCL's Breakaway-Plus class that's aiming to deliver “First Class at Sea"… See comments from the chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line below and also from David Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings China. Also, towards the bottom of this page we have a comment from Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Werft.
“As Norwegian Cruise Line continues our global growth, Norwegian Joy's delivery marks a momentous occasion in our company's history, signifying our official entry into the Chinese cruise market," said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are very grateful for the outstanding team at MEYER WERFT, along with our operations teams and more than 1,800 crew members, whom once again have delivered an exceptional vessel."
“With this incredible ship, we have taken Norwegian's signature on board experience and expanded and customized it with exciting features, services and amenities that combine the best of the East and the West," said David Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings China. “We are honoured to deliver this spectacular ship to our Chinese guests and we can't wait to see Norwegian Joy come to life when she welcomes her first guests upon her arrival in China this June."
“With Norwegian Joy, we have completed a highly sophisticated ship with a lot of technologically challenging features. Thanks to a dedicated team consisting of Norwegian Cruise Line, yard, classification society and suppliers, we have accomplished our goal to deliver a great ship on time, while meeting high quality expectations," said Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Werft.