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Norwegian Cruise Line Shares Its Growth Plans

By ,   April 22, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Line announced it wanted to achieve “thoughtful, measured, disciplined growth” as the line prepares to launch 5 ships in the next 7 years.

NCL’s president and chief executive officer Andy Stuart told a press briefing onboard the new 4,004-passenger Norwegian Bliss how the company wanted to grow up to 2025.

new NCL cruise ship design (Project Leonardo)

The last Breakaway-Plus class ship of the line, Norwegian Encore, will be followed by 4 Leonardo Class liners, scheduled for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025. The cruise line also has 2 additional options.

Stuart displayed an infographic detailing how the NCL fleet capacity would grow from 46,520 to 64,000 berths during the next 7 years.

He added that the new and smaller Leonardo class vessel with a capacity for 3,300 guests would offer another chance for the company to “innovate” and “enhance” guest experience.

Stuart revealed that construction workers start building Norwegian’s Miami cruise terminal next week. The new facility is being constructed in partnership with the cruise line and the city authorities and is due to be completed in 2019.

The maiden call of Norwegian Encore will be at the port terminal after the ship is delivered on October 31, next year.