Above: a Norwegian Breakaway Plus class ship
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Norwegian Cruise Line has reached a deal to order two new Breakaway-Plus class ships, the company announced.
The agreement with Germany’s MEYER WERFT provides for two new ships for delivery in the second quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019.
Each ship will weigh 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths.
“Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have proven themselves as industry game-changers and are extremely popular with our guests,” said Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, in a statement. “It was only natural that we build on their success with this new ship order that further solidifies our long-term growth strategy.”
The price for both ships is around $2.16 billion USD. Norwegian said it had export credit financing in place for both ships.
“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.”