Just when you thought the cruise industry had reached its peak with water slides, robot bar tenders, helicopters and suites that cost some $5,000 a night, Norwegian unrolled the blue prints to not one, but FOUR ‘innovative’ new ships.
It’s still early days so details of the new vessels are still under wraps, however, Norwegian Cruise Line says they’ll be part of a new class of ships, which will feature many “innovative guest facing” features and at-sea firsts.
At sea-firsts? What isn’t already at sea? Seriously, think about!
Oh! I got it, a Pitbull-specific karaoke room featuring backing tracks to his entire collection of music from the early reggaeton jams (YAS) to his more recent pop hits. There’ll also be a rack of suits and sunglasses available for guests to throw on before breaking out into Mr Worldwide classics like ‘Culo’.
Hmmm, maybe not.
What about the first and largest aquarium at-sea carrying over 400 underwater species including various types of sharks, whales, dolphins and even one Ariel?
Okay, I want to be ‘Part of that World’.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the cruise line has planned, in the meantime Norwegian says the four ships will offer the same freedom and flexibility currently available on its Breakaway-Plus Class vessels – Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape and the forthcoming Norwegian Joy.
They’ll also carry around 3,300 guests and have an emphasis on energy efficiency with the aim of optimising fuel consumption and reducing the impact on the environment.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s President and Chief Executive Frank Del Rio, said the new class of ships will continue Norwegian’s “legacy of introducing meaningful innovation to the cruise industry”.
“This order continues to highlight our disciplined newbuild program, extends our growth trajectory well into the future, enhances our already attractive earnings profile, and drives expected long-term returns for our shareholders.”
Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line President
The first of the new ships will be delivered in 2022 followed by the rest in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
So, what at-sea firsts do you think Norwegian has up its sleeves?
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