(12:46 p.m. EDT) -- Norwegian Cruise Line has ordered two more Breakaway-Plus-class ships for delivery in 2018 and 2019.
The two 164,600 gross tonnage, 4,200-passenger ships will be built by Germany-based Meyer Werft. The first will be delivered in the second quarter 2018, while the second will come in the fourth quarter 2019. They will join sister Breakaway-Plus-class ships Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Bliss, due October 2015 and March 2017, respectively.
The design of the Breakaway-Plus-class ships is based on the two Breakaway-class ships already in Norwegian's fleet, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway.
The contract price for both new ships is approximately 1.6 billion euros.
--By Dori Saltzman, News Editor