NORWEGIAN EPIC off Calshot. Photo and copyright Nigel Robinson 2010.
So far, so good on the Atlantic on board NCL’s EPIC. No signs of any delay from the propeller shaft bearing issue that hampered the 150,000 gt ship’s crossing from Rotterdam to Southampton last week. At this rate, the EPIC, which altered course slightly to avert a storm, is due in New York at approximately 1:30 PM on July 1.
On June 24, NORWEGIAN EPIC began her sold-out seven night maiden crossing from Southampton to New York, apparently without hitch, passing Calshot at 6:00 PM, where she was photographed by Nigel Robinson. She will arrive in New York on July 1 and will be christened on July 2 by Reba McEntire before departing on a two night media and travel agents preview cruise. MaritimeMatters will be reporting live from the scene with images and video. For updates during the crossing, please see Paul Motter’s continuing blog at CruiseMates
With thanks to Nigel Robinson.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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