Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has confirmed its beforehand introduced choices for the fifth and sixth Venture Leonardo Class ships with Fincantieri.
The ships can be delivered to Norwegian Cruise Line in 2026 and 2027.
“These orders lengthen our disciplined and measured newbuild program and robust development trajectory properly into the longer term and can additional drive long-term returns for our shareholders,” stated Frank Del Rio, president and chief govt officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
“Our six ship Leonardo Class fleet will enable us to broaden our deployment into robust performing and mature unserved and underserved markets and provide new experiences to our friends.”
At 140,000 gross tons and accommodating roughly 3,300 friends, this subsequent technology class of ships will construct upon the extremely profitable providing of freedom and adaptability discovered throughout Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, together with the newest Breakaway Plus Class ships, and have a number of ingenious designs that may additional elevate its already award-winning visitor expertise.
A precedence of the prototype design is power effectivity, with the intention of optimising gas consumption and decreasing the impression on the setting.
The smaller footprint may even broaden deployment alternatives all over the world. Particulars on the various progressive guest-facing and first at sea options can be introduced at a later date.
“Following the Breakaway Plus Class, essentially the most profitable class in our Firm’s historical past, the extremely anticipated Leonardo Class will gas future development with thrilling and progressive choices that may meaningfully drive demand from new and constant returning friends alike,” stated Andy Stuart, president and chief govt officer of Norwegian Cruise Line.
With at the moment’s announcement, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has seven ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line and one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises for a complete of eight vessels for supply via 2027.
The corporate will take supply of its latest ship, Norwegian Encore, in fall 2019.