Artist's impression of a F3-cabin with balcony (copyright: NCL)

NCL and STX Europe reach agreement on F3 project

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and STX France Cruise SA, STX Europe's French shipyard, announced that they have reached an agreement and are moving forward with the construction of the F3 cruise ship project.


NCL and STX Europe have agreed to revise the original F3 order. STX France Cruise is now building one F3 ship at 150,000 tons for 4,200 passengers, representing the largest ship in NCL's fleet. This will mean a continuation of the original hull which is currently in the early phases of construction, with delivery set for late May 2010, as originally scheduled.  The planned second vessel, currently only in the preparatory stages, will not be built.  Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Today, NCL has the youngest fleet in the industry with 11 purpose-built cruise vessels. NCL is presently building a new third generation Freestyle Cruising project known as F3, for delivery in 2010.

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