Norwegian Cruise Lines
(NCL) is planning to push the boundaries of cruising with its two 4,200-passenger vessels that are to be delivered in 2010.
The new F3-class ships will boast curved walls, giving cabins a distinctly futuristic feel, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to NCL
, the wave-shaped walls will help to maximise cabin space, particularly in the bathroom, where the cruise line plan to install ultra-modern vanity units and a separate toilet and shower.
NCL's next generation ships will also feature a number of stylish bars and clubs, including the first ice bar at sea - described by NCL's chief executive Colin Veitch as a "frozen vault full of iced vodka".
"Every experience on board will be unique and like no other. F3 won't have massive void spaces and rooms only used for one thing," Mr Veitch added.NCL
, recently launched a "new class" of shore excursions, with its Freestyle trips, offering passengers the opportunity to explore countries at their own pace.