Barely a week after laying the keel of the Norwegian Breakaway, May 4, Meyer Werft German yards were set yesterday cutting the first metal of its sister ship, the Norwegian Getaway.

Cruise ships by Meyer Wert

These two ships, commanded by the American company NCL, will be the biggest in the history of German yards. Having a gauge of 140,000 tons and capable of accommodating 4,000 passengers, they significantly outperform the six ships of the Norwegian Star class (92,000 tons, 2,240 passengers) delivered by Meyer Werft between 2001 and 2007.

The Norwegian Getaway and The Norwegian Breakaway, which will be delivered in April 2013 and April 2014, will however not as big as the Norwegian Epic, NCL’s latest cruise ship, a giant of 153,000 tons and more than 4,200 passengers in June 2010 out of St. Nazaire, where it was produced by STX France.

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