NCL's new ship Norwegian Encore
NCL’s new ship Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that they will offer free wifi as part of their Premium All Inclusive packages on every new booking made with effect from today (Feb 1).

Nick Wilkinson, vice-president and managing director UK & Ireland, said: “We’ve been listening carefully to what our customers want and we know a lot of them like to keep in touch with friends and family when they’re at sea.”

The new package will give customers 60 minutes of free wifi during their cruises.

NCL also revealed at a steel-cutting ceremony at they Meyer-Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, that their next new ship, scheduled for delivery in October 2019, will be called Norwegian Encore and homeport in Miami.

“Norwegian Encore will be the ultimate Breakaway Plus Class vessel and we are thrilled to celebrate the start of construction for this incredible new ship,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Steelcutting Norwegian Encore

“Over 50 years ago the Norwegian brand began creating unforgettable vacation moments with the first inter-island cruise in the Caribbean from Miami.

“We continue building on our legacy of innovation with this brand-new state-of-the-art vessel perfect for exploring the natural beauty of some of the most remarkable islands in the world.”

Norwegian Encore will be the 17th ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and the line’s fourth and final ship in the Breakaway Plus Class, the most successful Class in the brand’s history.

From 2022 the cruise line will be introducing the Leonardo Class, four smaller ships with the capacity for 3,000 passengers.

For more information on NCL ships and cruises go to ncl.co.uk.