PORT ST. MAARTEN – Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) vessel Escape will be making an unscheduled visit to St. Maarten on Tuesday. NCL decided to change its itinerary due to inclement weather that was forecasts to be in the vicinity of Belize.
Port St. Maarten Management is very pleased that NCL selected Sint Maarten out of a number of other Caribbean destinations, and looks forward to all stakeholders welcoming the guests on Tuesday ensuring that they have a wonderful experience while on the island.
Norwegian Escape made its inaugural visit to Port St. Maarten in July 2016. The vessel is one of NCLs biggest ships of the Breakaway Plus class. Two more Breakaway Plus ships are expected to be launched in 2018 and 2019.
Norwegian Escape was built by the Meyer Werft shipyard and is 164,600 tons. The vessel completed sea trials in the North Sea back in August/September 2015 before making its transatlantic trip to Miami on October 29, 2016.
The cruise passenger ship carries 4,200 and becomes the NCLs 14th ship in its fleet.
Norwegian Escape was christened by ship godfather Pitbull on November 9th 2016 and thereafter sailed seven-night Caribbean itineraries out of Port Miami.