NORWEGIAN EPIC’s Maiden New York Arrival

NORWEGIAN EPIC approaches the Statue of Liberty. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2010.

NCL’s 153,000 gross ton, 4,100 passenger MV NORWEGIAN EPIC arrived in New York this morning to begin the first of a series of special inaugural events.  The 200 foot tall ship cleared the Verrazano Narrows Bridge with just 24 inches to spare, according to an NCL press release issued today.  The EPIC is the largest ship to have ever berthed at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and will be sailing on a two night cruise for travel agents and media on July 2 after being christened by country pop star Reba McEntire at 2:00 PM.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

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."
Peter Knego
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