We sailed from Bremerhaven Saturday night and we are taking the ship to the south coast of Norway for her sea trials. Most of the maneuvers and tests including the crash stop turning tests will be done during the night.
The bridge is abuzz with activity with lots of people from Meyer Werft and DNV conducting the tests.
We currently have 350 crew members onboard who are busy working with supplies and organizing stores and areas that have been completed by the yard. We are also cooking for the approximately 500 workers from the yard that are onboard. It’s a great group of people and we are all pleased with the way this spectacular ship is coming together.
As the Captain, my experience on board so far has been truly amazing. With each day that goes by, the ship is coming together more and more. And now with sea trials underway, we are seeing how well the ship performs and I am even more amazed and in awe of this incredible vessel.
We are scheduled to be done with sea trials on Wednesday November 27 and will enter a brief dry-dock in Rotterdam for a checkup and then we’ll head back to Bremerhaven on December 1 where we will stay until we take delivery on January 10. And then the fun begins as we kick off our first inaugural sailing in Rotterdam on January 11.