Deliveries of the new-class cruise ships are scheduled from 2022 to 2027. The “Leonardo” class will be the half-way stage between line’s 2,400-berth “Jade” ships and 4,028-berth “Breakaway”.
Older vessels like the 2,400-passenger Norwegian Dawn in 2022 go to new homeports (like Charleston, Baltimore) and in Texas. “Leonardo” class ships will then be free to depart from homeports where the older NCL vessels had previously operated.
NCL is due to take delivery of its newest liner - the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Encore - in Fall 2019.