8 new NCLH ships will add 25,000 berths across all fleets

8 new NCLH ships will add 25,000 berths across all fleets

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Cruise specialists have hailed plans by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to expand the fleets of all three of its brands with new classes of ship.

The eight new vessels will add 25,000 berths across the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleets. 

All the ships will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and are due to be delivered between 2026 and 2036.

Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery of four ships, each with a capacity for almost 5,000 passengers, in 2030, 2032, 2034 and 2036, subject to financing. They will follow the delivery of four Prima Plus-class ships between 2025 and 2028.

NCLH president Harry Sommer said the new ships will “take the best of the Prima and Breakaway classes and create something world class”.

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Although Sommer would not confirm deployment details for the new ships, he suggested the Mediterranean and Caribbean would be the most “likely places” they would sail.

Oceania Cruises will add two ships to its fleet in 2027 and 2029, both of which will carry 1,450 passengers, while Regent Seven Seas Cruises will welcome two vessels, each capable of holding 850 passengers, in 2026 and 2029.

Sommer claimed the luxury brands would “focus on what they do best”, with Oceania Cruises “doubling down” on its culinary offering and Regent Seven Seas Cruises providing 16% more space compared with its newest ships.


Travel Counsellors agent Emma Otter said she was “really excited” about the expansion, adding: “More luxury offerings in the market is only a good thing.”

The Cruise Room director Robbie O’Grady commended the company for showing a “big statement of intent” to develop each of the brands. “[The expansion] signals real confidence in the demand that the industry is experiencing and its potential for growth,” he said. “It’s fantastic news and for us as a dedicated cruise agency, it’s a great sign.”

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