NCL has revealed its New Wave Staterooms, signalling the launch of the most innovative living space at sea.

Designed for its F3 next generation of Freestyle ships, the New Wave standard, New Wave balcony and New Wave deluxe staterooms represent”a giant leap forward in cruise ship accommodation with a completely fresh take on bathroom design, contemporary curved architecture and open living space.”

The new design’s most distinctive element is its curved walls and lines, creating a modern and chic experience. NCL has maximized the living space with a bathroom that offers a separate shower stall, WC and a modern vanity-top sink.

The staterooms also feature a sophisticated earth-tone palette accented with a splash of colour and rich, dark wood. Concealed contour LED lighting and back-lit domed ceilings set a relaxing vibe.

Chief executive Colin Veitch insisted:”Today’s announcement is just the first chapter in a series of innovations we will be revealing about our new F3 ships leading up to their launch in 2010. These ships will further deconstruct the traditional cruise experience with innovations in design, accommodation, luxury and entertainment to create a cutting-edge holiday experience unlike any other at sea.”

The two 150,000-ton F3 ships will each total 4,200 passenger berths, representing the largest ships in the fleet but also offering 60% more guest space. The cabin mix will be the richest of any NCL ship, with all outside staterooms featuring private balconies. In total, each ship will have 1,415 balcony staterooms.

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