We have a sneak peak for you today into some new ships from Norwegian Cruise Line that will hit the water beginning in Spring of 2017 and offer new ocean thrills into the year 2022. These vessels are near complete or on order, and we’re happy to share them with you even if it might be a while until we can get more details and see them in person.
Cruise ships typically take about 2 to 3 years to get from the design process to launch, which isn’t surprising for the behemoths and we’re impressed things get done that quickly. But even the smaller vessels take time to become more than a great idea and to blossom into a water-ready vehicle for journeying the world.
We’ve seen reports indicating Norwegian Cruise Line has at least a half dozen new, big, semi-big, and beautiful ships in the works. Here are a few of them.
In Spring 2017, NCL will usher a second ship into its Breakaway-Plus Class. The same size as first-in-class Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy will be able to carry 4,300 passengers and will be custom-built for the Asian market. She will deploy full time to Asian ports, catering to Chinese travelers.
Spring of 2018 will reveal Norwegian Bliss, the third ship in the Breakaway-Plus Class from NCL. This vessel will also be the same size as Escape, and she will be able to hold 4,000 passengers.
NCL Unnamed Ship
Coming in winter of 2019, keep on the lookout for cruises on the 4th ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway-Plus Class. This yet-to-be-named vessel will escort 3,900 passengers and will also focus on the Asian market.
Along with these new ships from Norwegian Cruise Line, plans have been revealed for another unnamed Breakaway-Plus Class vessel in 2022 that will carry 3,300 passengers and be smaller than other classmates. She will come in at 140,000 tons and cost about $800 million to build. We’ll keep you updated on these ships as more information is released and hopefully we’ll have some itineraries to report to you soon.