Norwegian Cruise Line Orders New Ships

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Renderings of Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Leonardo Class ships.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. confirmed that the company has ordered its fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ships with Fincantieri S.p.A.

Set for delivery in 2026 and 2027, the newbuilds will be for Norwegian Cruise Line, following the successful launch of the Breakaway Plus Class ships. At 140,000 gross tons and accommodating approximately 3,300 guests, this next generation class of ships will include several new guest-facing and first-at-sea features that will be announced at a later date. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment. The smaller footprint will also broaden deployment opportunities around the world.

“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,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, in press materials.

Including the recently announced Leonardo Class vessels, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings currently 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.

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