Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has announced it has four ships are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
An agreement was reached with Fincantieri S.p.A. to construct the next generation of ships.
The four 140,000 gross ton vessels will each accommodate approximately 3,300 guests. Details on the ships’ guest-facing and first-at-sea features will be announced at a later date.
“This new class of ships will continue Norwegian Cruise Line brand’s legacy of introducing meaningful innovation to the cruise industry,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “This order continues to highlight our disciplined newbuild program, extends our growth trajectory well into the future, enhances our already attractive earnings profile, and drives expected long-term returns for our shareholders.”
“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,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri S.p.A.
The contract price for each of the four vessels is approximately €800 million per ship. The company says it has obtained export credit financing with favourable terms to fund 80 percent of the contract price of each ship delivered through 2025, subject to certain conditions.
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