Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ: NCLH) announced today that it has reached an agreement with MEYER WERFT GMBH of Germany to build two new Breakaway-Plus class cruise ships for delivery in the second quarter 2018 and the fourth quarter 2019. Each ship will be 164,600 gross tons and include 4,200 passenger berths.
Yesterday the closing workshop of the European research project "ThroughLife" was conducted at Forum Alte Werft, which was started in April 2011. In this workshop various research results from the last 36 months were presented and discussed with experts from business, science and politics.
The first piece of steel was cut at MEYER WERFT in Papenburg, Germany today for the construction of Norwegian Escape, the first of two new Breakaway Plus Class ships for Norwegian Cruise Line, set for delivery in fall of 2015. Norwegian Cruise Line and MEYER WERFT executives watched as the first plate of steel was cut by a plasma torch in the yard’s state of the art facility. This plate will become part of Block 46 that will comprise the new vessel.
During a festive ceremony in the town hall of Papenburg MEYER WERFT awarded the "Partner des Jahres 2013" (Partner of the Year) prize to selected suppliers for their outstanding performance. In their speeches directors from the Purchase Department and Technical Offices acknowledged the outstanding performances of this year's award-winners.
STAR CRUISES, the leading cruise com-pany in Asia, has placed another contract with German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT for a new cruise ship. This vessel will increase STAR CRUISES’ fleet to eight ships. The order is still conditional on financing. The 150,000-GT newbuilding with building number S. 712 is scheduled for delivery in fall 2017.
Today during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery of the 145,655 gross ton cruise ship Norwegian Getaway from MEYER WERFT after a building period of only 15 months. The ship, the second of two Breakaway Class ships, is being delivered just nine months after the launch of sister-ship Norwegian Breakaway