Norwegian orders second “Breakaway Plus” ship

Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed an order for a second 4,200-passenger “Breakaway Plus” ship, which will be delivered in spring 2017.

The Miami-based cruise operator, which launched the 4,028-passenger Norwegian Breakaway in New York earlier this year, is now on track to take delivery of three new ships between 2014 and 2017. Breakaway sister ship Norwegian Getaway is due in January of 2014, and the first Breakaway Plus ship is set to arrive in October 2015. The German shipyard Meyer Werft, which already delivered Breakaway, is under contract for all the new ships.

Norwegian announced the order Tuesday morning.

The cost of the two Breakaway Plus ships is about 1.4 billion euros total, or a little more than $1.8 billion at current exchange rates. Norwegian said it has export credit financing in place for 80 percent of the contract price.

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