MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has confirmed orders for its fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ships, set for delivery in 2026 and 2027.
Set to join Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, the new ships will accommodate approximately 3,300 guests and will be energy efficient, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing impact on the environment. The smaller footprint of both vessels will also broaden deployment opportunities around the world.
According to Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., these orders will help continue the company on its strong growth trajectory. “Our six ship Leonard Class fleet will allow us to broaden our deployment into strong performing and mature unserved and underserved markets and offer new experiences to our guests,” he said.
With these latest additions, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has seven ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line, and one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, for a total of eight vessels for delivery through 2027. The company will take delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in fall 2019.
Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, added: “Following the Breakaway Plus Class, the most successful class in our company’s history, the highly anticipated Leonardo Class will fuel future growth with exciting and innovative offerings that will meaningfully drive demand from new and loyal returning guests alike.”
The effectiveness of the new ship orders is contingent on the company’s entry into omitted financing arrangements. Further details about the ships will be announced at a later date.