Earlier today, Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Kevin Sheehan announced that Norwegian Cruise Linenintends to excersize its option to build a second Breakaway Plus cruise ship. Breakaway Plus II, as it is being temporarily named, is expected to enter service sometime in 2017.
The Breakaway Plus II would be a sister to the already ordered Breakaway Plus. Both “Plus” ships will be larger than the new Norwegian Breakway and the soon to be completed Norwegian Getaway. With a gross tonnage of 163,000 each, the “Plus'” will have an additional deck of public spaces. According to Sheehan, “It will have an additional deck, a partial deck, of public space and so we think it’s just going to enhance that experience for the guests.”
The first of the two ships, Breakaway Plus, is expected to come into service this coming 2015. The “Plus” ships will be Norwegian’s largest and will bring the number of ships in the Norwegian fleet to 15. As of right now, the name, home port, and itineraries for both new ships have not been revealed.
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