You know the classic trick where the magician puts someone in a box, saws them in half and then puts them back together again?
Well, have you ever seen the trick performed on a cruise ship? No, not during the magician’s act onboard … we mean it’s the ship itself!
In the video above, the “magicians” are Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and the ship they’re chopping up and putting back together is Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, which had a 99-foot section added in 2007. The ship underwent the dramatic makeover after Norwegian Cruise Line sold it to Fred. Olsen.
Balmoral has had a a few different names since it was launched in 1988. As you’ll see from the opening shots, the ship was called Norwegian Crown while it was with NCL, but it has also been known as the Crown Odyssey. Videographers MK Timelapse shot the time-lapse footage of the ship as it went under the knife.