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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
7. Commitments and Contingencies


Ship Construction Contracts


We have Norwegian Joy and two other Breakaway Plus Class Ships on order with Meyer Werft shipyard for delivery in the spring of 2017, spring of 2018 and fall of 2019, respectively. These ships will be the largest in our fleet, reaching approximately 164,600 Gross Tons. The combined contract price of these three ships is approximately €2.6 billion, or $3.0 billion based on the euro/U.S. dollar exchange rate as of March 31, 2016. We have export credit financing in place that provides financing for 80% of their contract prices. We also have contracts with Fincantieri shipyard to build two Explorer Class Ships. The original contract price of the ships is approximately €765.0 million, or approximately $870.6 million based on the euro/U.S. dollar exchange rate as of March 31, 2016. We have export credit financing in place that provides financing for 80% of these ships’ contract price. The two Explorer Class Ships are expected to be delivered in the summer of 2016 and winter of 2020.


In connection with the second Explorer Class Ship, in March 2016 we entered into a financing agreement with a syndicate of banks that provides for up to $498.2 million of borrowings. Under the terms of this agreement, we may elect either a fixed or variable interest rate and the loan is payable over twelve years. 

In connection with the contracts to build these ships, we do not anticipate any contractual breaches 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, subject to certain refund guarantees, 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 these 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. We intend to vigorously defend our legal position on all claims and, to the extent necessary, seek recovery.