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Orders Confirmed for Fifth and Sixth Ships in Next Generation of Newbuilds
                                           executive officer of Norwegian Cruise   around the world. Details on the many
                                           Line Holdings Ltd. “Our six ship Leonardo   innovative guest-facing and first at sea
                                           Class fleet will allow us to broaden our   features will be announced at a later
                                           deployment into strong performing    date.
                                           and mature unserved and underserved   “Following the Breakaway Plus
                                           markets and offer new experiences to   Class, the most successful class in
                                           our guests.”                         our Company’s history, the highly
                                           At 140,000 gross tonnes and          anticipated Leonardo Class will
                                           accommodating approximately 3,300    fuel future growth with exciting
                                           guests, this next generation class of ships   and innovative offerings that will
                                           will build upon the highly successful   meaningfully drive demand from
       Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.   offering of freedom and flexibility found   new and loyal returning guests alike,”
       has announced it has confirmed its   across Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet,   said Andy Stuart, president and chief
       previously announced options for    including the most recent Breakaway   executive officer of Norwegian Cruise
       the fifth and sixth Project Leonardo   Plus Class ships, and feature a host   Line.
       Class ships with Fincantieri S.p.A. for   of inventive designs that will further   With the announcement, Norwegian
       Norwegian Cruise Line for delivery in   elevate its already award-winning guest   Cruise Line Holdings has seven ships on
       2026 and 2027. “These orders extend   experience. A priority of the prototype   order for Norwegian Cruise Line and
       our disciplined and measured newbuild   design is energy efficiency, with the   one for Regent Seven Seas Cruises for a
       program and strong growth trajectory   aim of optimising fuel consumption   total of eight vessels for delivery through
       well into the future and will further drive   and reducing the impact on the   2027. The Company will take delivery
       long-term returns for our shareholders,”   environment. The smaller footprint will   of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in
       said Frank Del Rio, president and chief   also broaden deployment opportunities   the North-American autumn of 2019.
       Seabourn Signs Letter of Intent to Build Two Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ships
       Seabourn has announced that it      will add new capacity for Seabourn in   demonstrates our leadership as
       has signed a Letter of Intent for the   Antarctica, the Arctic, and other exotic   innovators as we continue offering the
       construction of two new ultra-luxury   destinations around the world while   finest ultra-luxury cruises available.”
       expedition ships with a new partnership   meeting PC6 Polar Class standards.
       between shipbuilders T.Mariotti     Each will feature 132 luxurious      As vessels built exclusively for
       and Damen, who will collaborate     oceanfront veranda suites, which will   expedition travel, the ships will offer
       on the construction of the vessels   be home for up to 264 guests.       amenities designed to deliver an
       under a common name MARIOTTI        “This is a groundbreaking moment     unparalleled guest experience in some
       DAMEN Cruise. The new ships will    for Seabourn and for luxury travellers,   of the most remote areas in the world.
       be a brand new innovative design,   who will now find a new standard of   A new and exciting offering will be two
       created specifically for the ultra-luxury   authentic yet luxurious expedition   submarines carried onboard, providing
       expedition traveller, and will include   adventures in new and amazing   an unforgettable view of the world
       many features that have made        destinations few people will ever see,”
       Seabourn ships so successful as well as   said Richard Meadows, president   beneath the ocean’s surface. The
       a host of unique features designed to   of Seabourn. “The combination    ships will also be designed to carry a
       enhance the expedition experience.   of immersive experience, fine       complement of kayaks and 24 Zodiac
       The first delivery is expected in   accommodations, and sumptuous        inflatable boats, which have operated
       June 2021 and the second ship is    amenities offered by these new       as a part of the highly successful
       anticipated in May 2022.            ships builds on the success of our   Ventures by Seabourn program offered
       The 170 meter, 23,000 gross ton vessels   current product lineup and further   in select destinations around the world.

       Scenic Eclipse Launch Delayed
       The management of Scenic Luxury     are not prepared to compromise the   Scenic team will work closely with
       Cruises & Tours has announced that   quality of the vessel and potentially   guests to reschedule their trip at a
       the launch of Scenic Eclipse, the   impact guest experiences to meet     suitable time, for travel within the next
       World’s First Discovery Yacht, has been   the original late August 2018 launch   two years. Scenic will provide all guests
       delayed until late January 2019.    date,” said Mr Moroney. “We have     who rebook a Scenic Eclipse voyage
                                           apologised to affected guests for the
       Scenic Founder and Chairman, Glen   inconvenience caused and confirmed   during this time a future cruise credit
       Moroney, cites construction issues   that Scenic will provide a full refund   to the value of 25% of the cost of their
       within the shipyard have caused the   for the cost of their Scenic Eclipse   rebooked cruise,” said Mr Moroney.
       delay. “Despite the best efforts of our   cruise and consideration of any other   Scenic has contacted all guests and
       Scenic Eclipse Build Supervision Team   reasonable associated costs incurred   their travel agents affected by the
       to make up construction time, we    with their travel plans. In addition, the   delay as a matter of priority.
       Virgin Voyages Announces Name of First Ship
       Recently at the Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente shipyard in Italy Virgin Voyages
       celebrated two events – the naming of their first ship, Scarlet Lady due to enter
       service in 2020 and the steel-cutting ceremony for their second ship, due for
       delivery in 2021. If the leading lady image on the livery seems recognizable, it
       might be because she’s made appearances on Virgin entities before. Designed
       by artist Toby Tinsley, her likeness appears on Virgin Atlantic and Australia aircrafts
       as well as the Virgin Galactic spaceline.

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