Norwegian Encore, currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, was floated from the building hall on 17 August 2019.
The 169,145 gross tonne ship, which is due to join the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet later this year, was floated out during the early hours, with the assistance of tug boats.
Norwegian Encore will leave the shipyard and head to the North Sea to undergo sea trials later this year, before it is delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line.
The 4,004-passenger ship, which is the fourth a final Breakaway-Plus class ship, will debut in November 2019, offering seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruises from Miami.
Spanish artist Eduardo Arranz-Bravo was commissioned by the cruise line to create the artwork which will embellish the ship’s hull.
The hull art features a labyrinth of colour inspired by Arranz-Bravo’s life by the sea in Barcelona and will pay tribute to the vibrant guest experience for which the Norwegian Cruise Line offers its guests.