Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that in 2013, 2 new 4,000 passenger ships will be added to their fleet. They will be the largest passenger cruise ships ever built in Germany.
The ship will have 1,024 balcony staterooms and 238 mini-suites. Each room will have a 26″ LCD television, a sofa bed, and LED lighting surrounding the perimeter of the ceiling. There will also be a full size closet with sliding doors. The rooms will be energy efficient, utilizing key card access that will control the lighting in the room.
After hearing many of the complaints about the bathroom set up (smokey glass doors) on the Norwegian Epic, NCL will be redesigning the bathroom on these new ships. The main theme of Project Breakaway is the modern boutique hotel on the sea. Norwegian will also be adding the popular studio staterooms for solo travelers. This will allow solo travelers to not have to pay the double occupancy rate that is the norm in the cruise industry.
NCL will be coming out with more details about these new ships in the coming months.