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Norwegian Encore

Capacity
3998
Crew
2100
Tonnage
169,145 GT
Length
333.5 m (1,094 ft)
First voyage
2019
Decks
20

Norwegian Encore is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship operating for Norwegian Cruise Line, and commenced service in November 2019. As a part of the Breakaway Plus-class, she is the sister ship to Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy.

History

Planning and construction timeline

In February 2017, it was announced that the ship would be designed for the Chinese market, much like... Read more

Norwegian Encore

Capacity (DO): 
3998
Crew: 
2100
Tonnage: 
169,145 GT
Length: 
333.5 m (1,094 ft)
Beam: 
41.45 m (136.0 ft)
First voyage: 
2019
Decks: 
20

Norwegian Encore is a Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship operating for Norwegian Cruise Line, and commenced service in November 2019. As a part of the Breakaway Plus-class, she is the sister ship to Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy.

History

Planning and construction timeline

In February 2017, it was announced that the ship would be designed for the Chinese market, much like her sister ship, Norwegian Joy. However, in January 2018, it was later announced that the ship will instead be designed for the Western market like her other sister ship, Norwegian Bliss.

Construction started with the ship's steel cutting on 31 January 2018, the day her name was also announced as Norwegian Encore. Her keel-laying ceremony was performed on 28 November 2018, accompanied by a performance from Kinky Boots.

Norwegian Encore's float-out was on 17 August 2019 and the ship was towed from the building dock to receive her funnel cladding and further outfitting. The ship began its scheduled conveyance along the Ems towards the Eemshaven for her sea trials on 30 September 2019 and completed it on 1 October.

Delivery and christening

Norwegian Encore was delivered to Norwegian on 30 October 2019 at a ceremony in Bremerhaven.

Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian, announced on The Kelly Clarkson Show on 10 September 2019 that Kelly Clarkson would be the godmother to the Norwegian Encore. Clarkson performed at the christening ceremony and officially named the vessel on 21 November 2019 in Miami prior to its debut in the Caribbean on 24 November.

Service history

Deployments

For her inaugural season, Norwegian Encore held different preview events in Europe, with a preview cruise from Bremerhaven to Southampton, before her official inaugural voyage, an 8-day transatlantic sailing between Southampton and New York. The ship held different preview events in New York and Miami upon her arrival in North America, prior to her official christening and subsequent debut to the public.

Following her debut in Miami, her deployment will cover the Eastern Caribbean for her inaugural season. She will then reposition to New York to sail to Bermuda and the Canadian Maritimes and New England in summer 2020 before moving back to Miami in winter 2020 to cruise the Western Caribbean. In spring 2021, she will make her first full Panama Canal transit to be deployed to Seattle for her first Alaska season.

Design and engineering

Norwegian Encore has an overall length of 333.5 m (1,094 ft), moulded beam 41.50 m (136.2 ft) and maximum draft 9.00 m (29.53 ft). The ship has gross tonnage of 169,116 GT and deadweight of 11,700 DWT. Norwegian Encore has 20 decks, 2,038 staterooms and capacity for 3,998 passengers at double occupancy.

Norwegian Encore has five main engines with total output power of 102,900 hp (76.7 MW). The vessel has two MAN B&W 14V48/60CR, each with power of 22,520 hp (16.79 MW) and three MAN B&W 12V48/60CR, each with power of 19,300 hp (14.4 MW). The propulsion system is two ABB Azipod XO units with total power of 40 MW, which allows service speed of 22.5 kts, while the maximum speed during trials exceeds 25.0 kts. The engines are equipped with scrubbers and a heat recovery system for improved energy efficiency.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Norwegian_Encore

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