Problems detected in the Azipod propulsion
system on the Pride of Hawaii will delay its delivery, Norwegian
Cruise Line said.
After sea trials
last weekend, bearings on the vessel were replaced. Those bearings
were also found to be faulty, a statement said.
The ship was
scheduled to be moved to Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany, on
April 15 and will be delivered to NCL once the complications are
NCL said that the
inaugural events in Los Angeles scheduled for May will proceed as
planned, including its christening on May
20 and its inaugural sailing on May 22.
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