Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A. to construct the “next generation of extraordinary ships” for Norwegian Cruise Line. Four ships are on order for a contract price of €800 million ($851 million) each with deliveries in 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
The four 140,000 gross ton ships will each accommodate approximately 3,300 guests. 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 (Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Joy) 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.
“For the past 50 years, Norwegian Cruise Line has been focused on offering our guests the very best in cruising,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “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.”