Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) signed a contract with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of one an ultra-luxury cruise ship for the NCLH group’s Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand to be delivered in 2023. The value of the agreement amounts to about €474 million.
The new vessel will be a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer, which took the sea in 2016, and to Seven Seas Splendor, due to delivery in 2020. With about 54,000 tons, the unit will be able to accommodate up to 750 guests on board and she will be the brand’s sixth-all-suite vessel in Regent’s fleet. “As her sister ships, the new vessel will be built using the very latest environmental protection technologies. The interiors will be particularly sophisticated, with every attention paid to passenger comfort,” Fincantieri said.
“We are excited to build on the spectacular success of Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor as we embark on bringing to life a new vessel that will set even higher benchmarks for elegance, luxury and style,"said Frank Del Rio, President and CEO of NCLH, in the statement.
“This new ship further strengthens our Company’s robust yet measured growth profile with vessels now on order for all three of our award-winning brands, enabling us to expand our presence globally, further diversify our product offerings and continue to drive shareholder returns," he added.