According to MANA, the four ships, priced at approximately €800 million per unit, will each accommodate approximately 3,300 guests. The new vessels will build upon the brand's most recent Breakaway-Plus Class ships built at Meyer Werft. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment.
Norwegian said it has obtained export credit financing to fund 80 percent of the contract price of each ship delivered through 2025, subject to certain conditions.
Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), said, “This order continues to highlight our disciplined newbuild program, extends our growth trajectory well into the future, enhances our already attractive earnings profile and drives expected long-term returns for our shareholders.”