NCL reveals ship design for ‘next-generation vessels’
Norwegian Cruise Line has dubbed its new class of ship, the Leonardo Project, which was first announced February 16. The first of four 140,000-ton, 3,300-passenger ships to be built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy will feature a lot of open deck space on the lower levels. The first ship is scheduled for delivery June 2022, with the rest to follow in 2023, 2024 and 2025, with an option for two additional ships to be delivered in 2026 and 2027. A priority of the prototype design is energy efficiency, with the aim of optimising fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment. The ship will follow in the footsteps of the line's Breakaway-Plus class, offering the same type of freedom and flexibility the line is known for. Christian Böll, managing director Europe, Middle East and Africa Norwegian Cruise Line said that he is looking forward to this exciting new generation of ships. Details on the ships’ many innovative guest facing and first at sea features will be announced at a later date.