A close-up of Norwegian Epic's water slides.

A close-up of Norwegian Epic's water slides. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But it will be one ship, not two as originally planned.  After speculation around F3 events at Cruise Market Watch back in early October the news is now official - there will be one next generation mega-ships (dubbed F3).  STX Shipyards (formerly Aker Shipyards) and NCL just announced they reached an agreement to keep the project moving forward.

NCL and STX Europe revised the F3 order and are now building one 4,200 passenger berths F3 ship that will represent the largest of NCL’s fleet. The original hull currently in construction is set for final delivery as originally scheduled, May 2010.