Does Norwegian Cruise Line have two new mega cruise ships in the works?

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is reportedly building new ships that could rival the world’s largest ships.

According to Cruise Fever, the line is looking at building ships exceeding 200,000-tonnes.

Currently, the only ships exceeding 170,000-tonnes are Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas – both weighing 225,000-tonnes.

The ships are expected to be built by German shipyard, Meyer Werft, which was responsible for the production of the line’s Breakaway class ships – Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway.

A NCL spokesperson couldn’t confirm reports to Cruise Passenger, however, did reveal the line could be looking at constructing new ships.

“I believe that we may have more ships in the pipeline, although nothing is confirmed as yet,” she said.

NCL came close to operating the world’s largest ship back in 2010 with the launch of 155,873-tonne Norwegian Epic.

However, Royal Caribbean beat the line to the punch, with 225,000-tonne Oasis of the Seas debuting late 2009.

Meanwhile, NCL is preparing for the launch of its Breakaway Plus class shipsNorwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss.

When launched in October 2015, Norwegian Escape will be the line’s largest ship, weighing at 163,000-tonnes. Norwegian Bliss will join her sister ship in 2017.


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