Norwegian Cruise Line has signed an agreement with German shipbuilders Meyer Werft to build two new Breakaway-plus vessels, due to be delivered in the second quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019 respectively.
The two newbuilds will be the third and fourth vessels Norwegian currently has under construction,with the Norwegian Escape, due to launch in 2015, and the Norwegian Bliss, which will enter service in 2017, currently under development.
“Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have proven themselves as industry game-changers and are extremely popular with our guests,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “It was only natural that we build on their success with this new ship order that further solidifies our long-term growth strategy.”
Each ship will house 4,200 passengers in a deal which is reported to be worth approximately €1.6bn.
“We are thrilled that Norwegian Cruise Line has the continued confidence in Meyer Werft to expand their fleet,” said Bernard Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft. “We are very proud of our longstanding relationship with Norwegian.”