This new build of cruise ships from Norwegian will be 140,000 gross tons each and carry 3,300 passengers. Delivery dates will be 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
The new class of ships will build upon the highly successful offering of freedom and flexibility found on the brand’s most recent Breakaway-Plus Class ships and feature a host of innovative designs that will further elevate its already award-winning guest experience.
A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment. Details on the ships’ many innovative guest facing and first at sea features will be announced at a later date.
Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, gave the following statement about this new build of cruise ships: “For the past 50 years, Norwegian Cruise Line has been focused on offering our guests the very best in cruising. It is with great excitement that we look ahead to our next 50 years, which includes this next generation of ships that will offer guests the innovative experiences that have come to define the Norwegian Cruise Line brand.”
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., added that “this new class of ships will continue Norwegian Cruise Line brand’s legacy of introducing meaningful innovation to the cruise industry”.
The contract price for each of the four vessels is approximately €800 million per ship. The Company has obtained export credit financing with favorable terms to fund 80 percent of the contract price of each ship delivered through 2025, subject to certain conditions.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
With a combined fleet of 24 ships with approximately 46,500 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 510 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce eight additional ships through 2025, and has the option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027.