Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings confirms the order for two more Project Leonardo Class ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027. This makes a total of six sleek-looking Leonardo Class ships scheduled to be built in Italy for Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line.
Unlike many of its competitor’s new builds, Leonardo Class ships weigh in at 140,000 gross tons and accommodate approximately 3,300 guests.
Leonardo Class ships will be designed for energy efficiency, focusing on optimizing fuel consumption and in turn, reducing the cruise line’s environmental footprint.
This next generation class of ships will build upon the highly successful offering of freedom and flexibility found across Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet, including the most recent Breakaway Plus Class ships, and feature a host of inventive designs that will further elevate its already award-winning guest experience.
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Details on the many innovative features and first at sea attractions will be announced at a later date.
“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.
In addition to the announcement of two more Leonardo Class ships, parent company, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has one additional Breakaway Plus Class ship on order for Norwegian Cruise Line, and one for its luxury brand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery of Norwegian Encore, in fall 2019. Norwegian Bliss, the cruise line’s newest Breakaway Plus Class ship, was launched earlier this year.
Bottom line, the order for the two new Leonardo Class ships is contingent on committed financing arrangements.
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