Fan of the Norwegian Getaway and Breakaway? There’s some fantastic news for lovers of the biggest ships in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet – the company have ordered two huge brand-new vessels for 2018 and 2019.
These brand new Breakaway-Plus class ships will weigh in at a massive 164,600 tonnes, and have room for 4,200 passengers as they sail the oceans. If you thought the size of the vessels was impressive, just take a look at the cost: NCL are investing around 1.6 billion euros into the project.
The ships are to be built by Meyer Werft of Germany, who have over 200 years’ experience in the industry, as well as a longstanding relationship with NCL. After the popularity of the Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway with passengers, the line are looking to compound that success with an entire series of new ships based on their design.
In fact, Cruisers won’t have to wait long to see the debut of new Breakaway Plus class ships the line has already ordered two new vessels from Meyer Werft which are set to launch in 2015 and 2017. The Norwegian Escape and the Norwegian Bliss are soon to join the fleet and further the legacy started by the Getaway and Breakaway.
All four new ships for the line are to be constructed entirely within a shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and will be larger than any vessel previously seen from NCL.
The Breakaway class are known for their innovative designs, with spectacular artwork from revered artists like modernist David ‘LeBo’ Le Batard and marine life painter Guy Harvey gracing the hulls of the ships. The itineraries, names, and artworks for the newest vessels set for 2018 and 2019 however, remain a mystery for fans of the NCL. But one thing is for certain – the newest members of the Breakaway class are set to revolutionise freestyle cruising.