Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Norwegian Cruise Line has finalised a 700 million euro agreement for the construction of a new vessel, set to be the largest cruise ship in the company’s fleet.With delivery expected in October 2015, and with the option for a second ship to be delivered in late 2017, the new ship will be larger than the company’s Breakaway class ships at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths. Classifying the vessel under the project name, ‘Breakaway Plus’, Norwegian Cruise Line chief executive Kevin Sheehan said signing an agreement for a tenth and possible eleventh vessel signified the company’s commitment to delivering “innovation in terms of the guest experience”.”Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have garnered significant attention in the marketplace with their innovative design, rich stateroom mix and world-class amenities,” he said. “Building on that momentum, along with MEYER WERFT’s expertise and efficiency in the design and construction process, we are extending the excitement and anticipation with a new, larger edition Breakaway Plus class ship to further distinguish the Norwegian brand.”Responsible for the construction of the vessel, MEYER WERFT GMBH is also currently building Norwegian’s two new 146,600 gross ton, 4,000-passenger Breakaway class vessels: Norwegian Breakaway (scheduled for delivery in late April 2013) and Norwegian Getaway (scheduled for delivery in January 2014).
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