Cruise social media guru Gene Sloan of  USA Today, tweeted this:

So far @NCLFreestyle isn’t commenting on talk line in deal with Germany’s Meyer Werft for two 138,000-ton, 4,050-passenger vessels.

The lines other ships were all built at Meyer Werft in Germany, so there may be some truth to this after all. Though the details are a bit strange. The Epic, for comparison sake, is 153,000grt. So this ship will be smaller but have roughly the same number of passengers? And you thought the Epic was crowded. Lest hope those details aren’t true.