NCL Project “Breakaway Plus,” New Cruise Ship is Coming
The German shipyard Meyer Werft will deliver the newest and largest NCL cruise ship in October 2015. The ship will coast about $920 million weighting at 163,000 gross tons and will accommodate 4,200 passengers. The agreement includes an option for a second ship, which would be delivered in 2017.
The new cruise ship will be larger than Norwegian’s Breakaway-class ships who have capacity of the 4,100-passengers and 155,873 gross tons.
NCL has named the new project “Breakaway Plus” and many of the design elements and innovations of the Breakaway and Getaway ships will be incorporated.
Andy Stuart, NCL Executive vice president of global sales said that there are many exciting things that will be incorporated on the newest ships but are kept secret for now.
“Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have garnered significant attention in the marketplace with their innovative design, rich stateroom mix and world-class amenities. Building on that momentum, along with MEYER WERFT’s expertise and efficiency in the design and construction process, we are extending the excitement and anticipation with a new, larger edition Breakaway Plus class ship to further distinguish the Norwegian brand,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “This new order further solidifies our commitment to continued innovation in terms of the guest experience and will incorporate technical and environmental advances as well.”
Meyer Werft is currently building two 4,000-passenger ships for NCL, which will be delivered in April 2013 Norwegian Breakaway and January 2014 Norwegian Getaway. Meyer Weft has constructed nine cruise ships for Norwegian Cruise Line and has strong relationship with the cruise company.