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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
8. Commitments and Contingencies


Ship Construction Contracts


Project Leonardo will introduce an additional four ships with expected delivery dates through 2025 and we have an option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027, subject to certain conditions. These four ships are each approximately 140,000 Gross Tons with approximately 3,300 Berths. We have an Explorer Class Ship on order for delivery in the winter of 2020. This ship is approximately 55,000 Gross Tons and 750 Berths. We have two Breakaway Plus Class Ships on order for delivery in the spring of 2018 and fall of 2019, respectively. These ships are approximately 168,000 Gross Tons each with approximately 4,000 Berths each. The combined contract price of these seven ships was approximately €5.5 billion, or $6.5 billion based on the euro/U.S. dollar exchange rate as of September 30, 2017. We have export credit financing in place that provides financing for 80% of each ship’s contract price. For ships expected to be delivered after 2023, the contract price is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances.


In connection with the contracts to build the ships, we do not anticipate any contractual breach or cancellation to occur. However, if any would occur, it could result in, among other things, the forfeiture of prior deposits or payments made by us and potential claims and impairment losses which may materially impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.




In the normal course of our business, various claims and lawsuits have been filed or are pending against us. Most of these claims and lawsuits are covered by insurance and, accordingly, the maximum amount of our liability is typically limited to our deductible amount.


Nonetheless, the ultimate outcome of the claims and lawsuits that are not covered by insurance cannot be determined at this time. We have evaluated our overall exposure with respect to all of our threatened and pending litigation and, to the extent required, we have accrued amounts for all estimable probable losses associated with our deemed exposure. We are currently unable to estimate any other potential contingent losses beyond those accrued, as discovery is not complete nor is adequate information available to estimate such range of loss or potential recovery. However, based on our current knowledge, we do not believe that the aggregate amount or range of reasonably possible losses with respect to these matters will be material to our consolidated results of operations, financial condition or cash flows. We intend to vigorously defend our legal position on all claims and, to the extent necessary, seek recovery.