|Norwegian Cruise Lines' New Norwegian Breakaway Plus From Meyer Werft|
Norwegian Cruise Line today announced plans for yet another new ship — with an option for a second.
The Miami-based company says it has reached an agreement with Germany's Meyer Werft shipyard to build a 4,200-passenger vessel for delivery in October 2015, and it also has an option for a second new ship for delivery in spring 2017.
At 163,000 tons, the new ship will be about 10% larger than Norwegian's soon-to-debut Norwegian Breakaway and sister ship Norwegian Getaway, which also are under construction at a Meyer Werft shipyard.
Norwegian says the ship announced today, as yet unnamed, will incorporate many of the features that have been developed for Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. It'll be built under the project name "Breakaway Plus."
She will be designed to meet the new low-sulfur fuel emissions rules that take effect in 2015.
The new ship will cost approximately 700 million euros.
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