Norwegian Orders New Ship to be Completed in 2015!

Norwegian Cruise Lines will always hold a special place in my heart.  After all, that’s where my husband and I hosted 40 of our family and friends as we exchanged our wedding vows 17 years ago.

It’s amazing to see the changes in the Norwegian fleet over the years.   Just 5 years after our wedding, we returned on the same ship (Norwegian Seaward) to find that she had been totally refurbished, was larger (42,000 tons) and had a new name (Norwegian Sea).  She is now retired from the Norwegian fleet, but is still sailing with Star Cruises and named SuperStar Libra.

The ever evolving Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Germany to build a new cruise vessel, for delivery in October 2015, with the option for a second ship for delivery in spring 2017. The new ship, at a massive 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths, will be larger than the Company’s current Breakaway class ships (Norwegian Breakaway – April 2013 and Getaway- January 2014).  This will be the Breakaway-Plus class and the largest in Norwegian’s fleet.

“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.”

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