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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
8. Commitments and Contingencies


Ship Construction Contracts


Norwegian Joy was delivered in April 2017, we refer you to Note 10— “Subsequent Events”. We have two other Breakaway Plus Class Ships on order for delivery in the spring of 2018 and fall of 2019, respectively. Norwegian Joy and the two other Breakaway Plus Class Ships are approximately 168,000 Gross Tons each with approximately 3,880 to 4,000 Berths each. We have an Explorer Class Ship on order for delivery in the winter of 2020. We have export credit financing in place that provides financing for 80% of each ship’s contract price. As of March 31, 2017, the aggregate cost of these four ships on order was approximately € 3.1 billion or $3.3 billion based on the exchange rate as of March 31, 2017.


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. The contract price for each of the additional four ships is approximately €800.0 million or $852.2 million based on the exchange rate as of March 31, 2017. For ships expected to be delivered after 2023, the contract price is subject to adjustment under certain circumstances. We have export credit financing in place for the four ships that provides financing for 80% of the contract price of each ship expected to be delivered through 2025, subject to certain conditions.


In connection with the contracts to build the 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 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. 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.