Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled renderings of its new class of cruise ships. In February 2017 the cruise line announced plans to construct four new ships at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
The new ships are being referred to as Project Leonardo. Norwegian Cruise Line have ordered four of the new 140,000 gross tonne cruise ships, due to launch in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
The ships will have a capacity of 3,300 guests and will be built upon the cruise line’s latest Breakaway-Plus Class cruise ships. The new ships will be smaller than the Breakaway-Plus Class ships but their dynamic size will enable them to visit more exotic ports of call. They are also being designed to be as energy efficient as possible, optimising fuel consumption and reducing the environmental impact.
Norwegian Cruise Line also has the option for an additional two ships from Fincantieri. If order they would be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri, said: “We are very proud of the innovative design of these ships and recognise the various stakeholders of the export chain who have contributed decisively to achieving this goal. The significant value of the order will provide substantial economic benefits by extending the employment horizon of our shipyards, and we are honoured to support the growth of our country’s economy.”