Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings $6.1 Billion Orderbook Includes 8 Ships

Norwegian Prima

The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings orderbook currently includes a total of eight new cruise ships.

Entering service through 2027, the vessels will expand the fleet of the company’s three brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

All set to be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the new ships will add a total of 20,565 berths and are valued at over $6 billion.

According to the Cruise Ship Orderbook by Cruise Industry News, NCLH’s eight newbuilds have an average size of 111,000 tons, as well as an average capacity of 2,571 guests and an average cost of nearly $750 million.

Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery of five new vessels over the next four years.

Following the Norwegian Viva, which enters service this summer, an additional Prima Class ship is poised to debut in 2025. Two more are scheduled to be delivered in 2026, while the sixth ship in the series is expected to enter service in 2027.

Of note, the four Prima Class vessels entering service after 2025 will be slightly larger than the first two ships in the series.

While the Norwegian Prima and the Norwegian Viva have capacity for 3,215 guests, the additional ships will be able to carry 3,550 guests.

Oceania Cruises is also taking delivery of two newbuilds through 2027. Debuting in 2023, the Vista will become the first new ship to enter service for the premium brand since 2012.

With a cost of $660 million, the 1,200-guest vessel will be followed by a sister ship, the Allura, in 2025.

Closing out a series of three ultra-luxury cruise ships, the Seven Seas Grandeur is also entering service in 2023.

As the sole ship currently on order for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the 54,000-ton vessel will be a sister to the 2016-built Seven Seas Explorer and the 2020-built Seven Seas Splendor.

 

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