Norwegian orders a fourth Breakaway-class ship


Miami Herald Staff

Norwegian Cruise Line, which debuted its Norwegian Breakaway in New York less than three months ago, on Tuesday announced it has ordered another new vessel, bringing to four the number of Breakaway-class ships that have been delivered or are on order.

The new ship, a larger variation that the company calls Breakaway Plus, will be built by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, and is to be delivered in spring 2017.

The first Breakaway ship, a 4,000-passenger ship, sails Bahamas and Caribbean cruises year-round out of New York. The next, the Norwegian Getaway, is due to be delivered in January and will home port in Miami.

The two Breakaway Plus ships, which together will cost about $1.83 billion, will be 4,200-passenger ships, to be delivered in the fall of 2015 and spring of 2017. Neither their names nor their home ports have been announced.

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