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China bound Norwegian Joy delivered by Meyer Werft

Norwegian Cruise Line, the contemporary market unit in the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd group, said it has taken delivery of Norwegian Joy, the brand’s fifteenth ship and the first custom-designed for the Chinese cruise market, from Meyer Werft in Germany during an on board ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.

At 167,725 gross tons and accommodating 3,883 guests, Norwegian Joy is the second ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and features an innovative design with amenities tailored to provide a “First Class at Sea” experience for Chinese guests with the elements of freedom and flexibility that Norwegian Cruise Line has become known for across the globe.

Following the delivery, Norwegian Joy will begin her journey to China, where she will be showcased through a grand inaugural port tour featuring one-day events at the ports of Singapore, Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, as well as VIP partner cruises from Norwegian Joy’s home-ports of Shanghai and Beijing (Tianjin).

The ship will be christened in an exclusive star-studded event for honored guests on 27 June led by her Godfather, the ‘King of Chinese Pop’, Wang Leehom, Norwegian said.