October 20, 2012
Norwegian Cruise Line is building its third new ship and Crystal Travel members get to reap the benefit of their new deal.
According to Crystal Travel, their members will receive better discounts and nicer cabins according to their newest deal.
In the meantime, Norwegian Cruise Lines continue to develop their fleet.
According the October 17, 2012 article on Cruise Critic, they wrote, "With Breakaway less than a year away and Getaway running ahead of schedule, Norwegian Cruise Line (formerly known as NCL) has announced it is building a third new ship, due for delivery in October 2015.
The ship, codenamed Breakaway Plus, will be larger than Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, coming in at 163,000-gross tons and housing 4,200 passengers. Germany, where both Breakaway-class ships are under construction. The cruise line's four Jewel-class ships also were built at Meyer Werft.
Norwegian also is maintaining the option for a fourth ship, for delivery in spring 2017.
“Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway have garnered significant attention in the marketplace with their innovative design, rich stateroom mix and world-class amenities," Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian's president and CEO said. "Building on that momentum… we are extending the excitement and anticipation with a new, larger edition Breakaway Plus class ship to further distinguish the Norwegian brand."
The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Breakaway is scheduled for delivery in April 2013.
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