Norwegian Cruise Line reveals Project Leonardo

Norwegian Cruise Line has reached an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to construct the next generation of extraordinary ships.

A few weeks ago Norwegian Cluise Line announced the construction of a new generation of cruise ships. Today the company has revealed what the ships will look like.

The new ships from “Project Leonardo” will be build upon the highly successful offering of freedom and flexibility found on the brand’s most recent Breakaway-Plus Class ships and feature a host of innovative designs that will further elevate its already award-winning guest experience. 

“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 CEO 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.”

“For the past 50 years, Norwegian Cruise Line has been focused on offering our guests the very best in cruising,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.  “It is with great excitement that we look ahead to our next 50 years, which includes this next generation of ships that will offer guests the innovative experiences that have come to define the Norwegian Cruise Line brand.”

A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment.

Norwegian Cruise Line has placed an order for four new ships to be delivered in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. The company has also taken an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.

The contract price for each of the four vessels is approximately €800 million per ship. The four 140,000 gross ton ships will each accommodate approximately 3,300 guests. 

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