February 25, 2004

The Pride of America -- the 2,200-passenger Norwegian Cruise Line ship that sank in its berth at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, last month during a storm -- was refloated by a salvage firm last weekend. NCL said the damage is currently being assessed; in a few weeks, it will announce a schedule for repair and completion, after which a new delivery schedule will be finalized. The ship was originally scheduled for launch this spring.