|The float out process is a two-day project. The first day (June 1), the drydock where the ship has been built is flooded with water. This takes about 24 hours. Here you can see the water beginning to flood into the building dock and Emerald Princess will float for the first time. The ship has been here since the first block of the keel was laid back in September.|
|The next day (June 2), once the dock is full, the gates are opened, and the tugs move into position.|
|Here Emerald Princess is being towed out of the building dock.|
|Here Emerald Princess is being towed toward the nearby outfitting dock where its interior will be completed. Fincantieri will deliver the ship in the spring of 2007. Construction is taking place at the Italian builder's Monfalcone yard near Venice.|
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