Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced an order for four new ships, with an option for two more, in the company’s first collaboration with shipbuilders Fincantieri.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. revealed that four ships are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with the option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027. The four next generation ships will accommodate approximately 3,300 guests and will make up an as-yet-unnamed new class in the Norwegian Cruise Lines fleet.
The prototype for the new ships was developed by Fincantieri based on NCL’s signature ‘freedom and flexibility’ approach. Commenting on the collaboration, Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said:
“We are extremely excited to collaborate with Norwegian Cruise Line and this partnership allows us to include a new prestigious client in Fincantieri’s portfolio.”
The value of each ship is estimated to be in the region of more than £680 million and the operator has hinted that several ‘first-at-sea’ features will be incorporated into their design.