According to CruiseNeweser, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has signed an agreement with Meyer Werft to build two new mega cruise vessels. The Breakaway-plus cruise ships are expected in 2018 (second quarter) and in 2019 (fourth quarter). The 164,600-ton vessels will be able to accommodate 4,200 guests. The cost of the order is approx € 1.6 billion and the amount has been arranged with the German KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH.
Kevin Sheehan, chief executive officer with the line, said:
"Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have proven themselves as industry game-changers and are extremely popular with our guests. It was only natural that we build on their success with this new ship order that further solidifies our long-term growth strategy."
The managing partner of the German shipbuilder, Bernard Meyer, expressed the thrill of Meyer Werft.
"We are thrilled that Norwegian Cruise Line has the continued confidence in MEYER WERFT to expand their fleet. We are very proud of our longstanding relationship with Norwegian," he said.
The last two cruise ships launched by Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Breakaway (IMO number 9606912 and MMSI 311050800 ) and Norwegian Getaway (IMO number 9606924 and MMSI 311050900), were game-changers. The line is the one that pioneered the Freestyle Cruising concept. The guests onboard are free to cruise as they want to. The NCL vessels offer multiple dining options and a diversity of accommodations. The dress code on board is casual.