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Saturday,  July 13, 2024 11:28 AM 

NCL confirms 2 more ships for 2026 & 2027

NCL confirms 2 more ships for 2026 & 2027

Norwegian Cruise Line is growing again with the confirmation of plans to add its fifth and sixth Project Leonardo Class ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027.

The ships, to be built by Fincantieri S.p.A., will measure 140,000 gross tons and accommodate approximately 3,300 guests. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment, which will also broaden deployment opportunities around the world, NCL said.

Details on the many innovative guest-facing and first-at-sea features will be announced at a later date.

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“These orders extend our disciplined and measured newbuild program and strong growth trajectory well into the future and will further drive long-term returns for our shareholders,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “Our six-ship Leonardo 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.”

“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 chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.

8 new vessels on the horizon

With this announcement, 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.