First look at Norwegian’s Project Leonardo newbuild

Distinctive bow, intriguing features

Frank Del Rio unveiled the first renderings of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 140,000gt next-generation ship design at Fincantieri.

Four vessels in Project Leonardo series are on order for delivery in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025, with options for additional deliveries in 2026 and 2027.

Each will carry approximately 3,300 passengers double occupancy.

The ship has a distinctive bow, a new-look funnel and intriguing features like large, rounded forms low at the stern. Lounges? A restaurant? Del Rio didn’t say.

The president and ceo of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings showed the renderings at Seatrade Cruise Global.

Posted 16 March 2017

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Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review Anne Kalosh covers global stories, reporting both breaking and in-depth news on cruising's significant people, places, ships and trends. A sought-after expert on cruising, she has moderated conferences around the world, including the high-profile State of the Industry panel at Seatrade Cruise Global. She created and led the acclaimed itinerary-planning case study for Seatrade's cruise master classes held at Cambridge and Oxford universities. She is the cruise columnist for, and her freelance stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The New York Times to The Miami Herald.

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