On June 17, 2010, Norwegian Cruise Line and STX France signed the delivery agreement of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic.
The vessel was ordered in September 2006, and the construction of the vessel started end 2007. Norwegian Epic represents the largest ship ever built in Saint-Nazaire shipyard.
Norwegian Cruise Line and STX France are very pleased of the achievement today. This key step is the beginning of a major launch programme that will start in Europe before the transatlantic crossing to New York.
With this delivery, Norwegian Cruise Line and STX France are most honoured of the excellent partnership between their teams during the whole building period of the ship.
Norwegian Epic left the Loire Estuary around 9.00 pm yesterday for her European presentation in Rotterdam (Netherland) to the European travel agents and media on June 19 - before her transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York on June 24. The vessel will be christened in New York in front of her godmother, American singer Reba McEntire, on July 2.