Meyer Werft Floats Out Norwegian Getaway [VIDEO]

On November 2, 2013, the 146,600-gt cruise ship Norwegian Getaway was floated out from Meyer Werft's covered building dock II in Papenburg, Germany, where the ship has been under construction for U.S. cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line since November 2012. Beginning at approximately 3:30 pm local time, the massive 4,000 passenger ship with her signature hull artwork … [Read more...]

Norwegian Cruise Lines Raises $447 Million in IPO

By Lee Spears Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., whose owners include Apollo Global Management LLC, raised $447 million in an initial public offering, pricing the shares above the marketed range. The Miami-based company sold 23.5 million shares, a 12 percent stake, for $19 each, according to a statement yesterday, after offering them for $16 to $18 apiece. That gives … [Read more...]

MAN Diesel and Turbo Awarded $30 Million Order from Norwegian Cruise Lines

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--MAN Diesel & Turbo, a subsidiary of German truck maker and engineering firm MAN (MAN.XE), said Thursday it has received a four-year maintenance order worth $30 million from Norwegian Cruise Line (KLS.XX). MAIN FACTS: -MAN PrimeServ, the Florida-based MAN service brand, will maintain NCL cruise liners' engines and spare part supply. -"It is … [Read more...]

Cosmic Brownies – Psychedelic Artists Commissioned To Paint New York’s Next Mega-Cruise Ship

Of modern art American essayist Clement Greenberg said, "All profoundly original art looks ugly at first." But does it belong on a ship? In a possible attempt to make a profound statement, Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that modern art pop icon, Peter Max, has been commissioned to design the hull artwork for the line's newest ship, Norwegian Breakaway, scheduled for … [Read more...]

ABB to provide energy-efficient propulsion, electrical systems for two next-gernaation cruise ships

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has been awarded an order to provide power and propulsion systems for two next-generation cruise ships to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line. The order was booked in the fourth quarter and is worth over $50 million. Each new ship is 143,500 GT (gross tonnage) and will be able to carry more … [Read more...]