Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL orders two new Breakaway-Plus class ships for 2018, 2019

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line has reached an agreement with Meyer Werft GmbH to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 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, 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.”

The contract price for both ships is approximately 1.6 billion euros.

“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.”

NCL took its Freestyle Cruising concept to the next level with the introduction of Norwegian Epic in June 2010 and subsequently launched two game-changing vessels, Norwegian Breakaway (based in New York) in May 2013 and Norwegian Getaway (homeported in Miami) in February 2014.