Following the great success and reception of the new Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans for a second Breakaway Plus cruise ship (rendered in duplicate above). The new vessel will be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and follow the currently under construction Norwegian Getaway and the first as-of-yet-unnamed Breakaway Plus ship.

The two Breakaway Plus-class vessels will be enlarged versions of the Breakaway-class at 163,000 gross tons and a capacity of 4,200 guests, up from the 146,000 gross ton, 4,000 passenger Norwegian Breakaway.

“The incredible response we’ve received from guests, travel agents and media regarding Norwegian Breakaway only reinforced our decision to add a second Breakaway Plus vessel to our fleet,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “With groundbreaking elements, yet to be announced, and an additional deck to incorporate further innovations, our two Breakaway Plus ships will provide guests even more ways to experience all that the new Norwegian has to offer.”

With the Norwegian Getaway scheduled to launch in January of 2014, the first Norwegian Plus cruise ship will be completed in October of 2015 with the second to follow in the spring of 2017. “We’re very pleased to build all these innovative ships for Norwegian Cruise Line,” said Bernard Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft.

For more information on Norwegian Cruise Line‘s fleet of ships, visit the line’s website here.

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