Norwegian Cruise Line said it is moving forward with plans to
complete the U.S.-flagged Pride of America “notwithstanding the
shipyard’s financial restructuring” and added, in a separate
statement, that efforts to refloat the ship are continuing with
minor delays. Lloyd Werft, the German shipyard that is constructing
the Pride of America, was to file for receivership last week.
The ship is “heavily insured,” NCL said, under a policy that
will cover last month’s incident, where the Pride of America sank
in its berth during a storm.
NCL said it planned to meet with Lloyd Werft executives last
week to discuss the completion of the Pride of America and said it
“is working with the yard to assist it in emerging from this
The Pride of America was going to launch the NCL America brand
and its major expansion in Hawaii on July 4, but the shipyard
accident delayed those plans. NCL now will start the Hawaii program
with the Pride of Aloha, which is currently operating as the