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  1. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Sounds like the “newness” of AidaNova may have been a contributor, as well as a late fire. Regardless... I’m fine with a medium-rare ship. Translated article from NDR The Papenburger Meyer shipyard is clearly delayed in the delivery of the "AIDAnova" apparently also in other ship new buildings. This is reported by the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ, Thursday edition) with reference to internal publications. According to the report, the shipyard is said to have called for voluntary overtime in a staff magazine. The workforce in "critical areas" has been called to work up to 45 hours a week, it says. The big delays could be made up only with extraordinary measures, company boss Bernard Meyer is quoted in the magazine.It has been known for some weeks that the recently transferred "AIDAnova" will finish later than intended. Originally, the cruise ship was to be handed over today in Bremerhaven to the shipping company AIDA Cruises. After a cabin fire in late October, the shipyard announced that this appointment can not be held. The decision was justified at that time with the "current development status" of the ship. The shipyard does not publicly announce the new delivery date. Chief spokesman Hackmann said only that, according to the current state, the maiden voyage planned for December 2 will take place as planned. AIDA Cruises did not want to comment on NDR.de.The "AIDAnova" returned to Dutch Eemshaven on Tuesday after a first six-day test drive that had been postponed because of the fire. In the North Sea extensive test programs had been completed, said Hackmann. That everything went well. According to the Marine Traffic website, the ship covered 3,000 kilometers - sometimes even at top speed. Hackmann acknowledged, however, that there is still a lot to do on board. In addition to the interior design would run numerous trials and acceptances currently. "We continue our focused work," said the spokesman. According to him, the ship is scheduled to leave for a second multi-day test drive at the weekend.Hackmann justified the delay in the completion with the size and complexity of the prototype as well as the new technical equipment. The "AIDAnova" is the first cruise ship built by the Meyer shipyard that can be operated completely with liquefied natural gas (LNG). The information from the NOZ also indicates that there were considerable problems with the construction of the ship. "We have to question what we did wrong with 'AIDAnova' and why we disregarded warning signs," the newspaper quoted from the shipyard staff magazine.
  2. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    For comparison, the two Bliss blocks meeting up (notice DBH on the “other” block)...
  3. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    FreeStyle... from the updated web cam photo, is there more ship-length included in the Encore’s first megablock? We know it ends fwd with the DBH structure, which didn’t appear on the Bliss until the 2nd block.
  4. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Some site called “cruise critic”...
  5. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    About to see the OL come into view up on Deck 15...
  6. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    When I was on the Bliss two weeks ago, it was stated as a matter of fact that the DBH is on Encore.
  7. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    District Brew House - Joy is getting #3.
  8. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Uh, Freestyle, is this our first glimpse of DB4?
  9. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Based on NCL Press Releases, here’s when things fell into place for the Bliss: 12 months: entertainment lineup 11 months: keel-laying ceremony 8 months: ship features announced 5 months: godfather named What we don’t know is the “Joy Factor”... both on its impact on the Bliss and now on the Encore. The Bliss rollout came after the info-drought caused by the Joy, as it wasn’t being promoted for our market. And now the Encore is being tangled up in the Joy’s wake, as both have information coming out. I still don’t think the official Footloose announcement has been made. Maybe the entertainment reveals for both ships will come at the same time?
  10. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    It’s not live... only updated about once a week: https://www.meyerwerft.de/en/meyerwerft_de/werft/das_unternehmen/webcam/webcam.jsp
  11. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Update web cam view...
  12. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    I don’t believe deck plans are avail for Deck 6 yet. Any that are out there on 3rd party sites are copied from prior ships.
  13. TheDougOut

    Everything... Norwegian ENCORE! Launch Nov 2019

    Seems unlikely...
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