Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the US-base cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a contract for the construction of one new ultra-luxury cruise ship for the NCLH’s Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand.
The contract is worth around EUR 474 million (USD 543 million).
Expected to debut in 2023, the new vessel will be a sister ship to Seven Seas Explorer, completed in 2016, and Seven Seas Splendor, planned to be handed over to the company in 2020.
With about 54,000 tons, the unit will be able to accommodate up to 750 guests on board and it will be the brand’s sixth vessel in Regent’s fleet. As its sister ships, the new vessel will be built using the latest environmental protection technologies, according to Fincantieri.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, added that the shipbuilder has ten ships on order for NCLH in its order book, five of which have been secured in the last five months.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has eleven ships on order for delivery through 2027 including seven ships on order for Norwegian Cruise Line, two for Oceania Cruises and two for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The company will take delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in fall 2019.