Norwegian Cruise Line launches Norwegian Prima

First Prima Class ship with novelties joins NCL fleet
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Norwegian Cruise Line launches Norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima is 294 m long cruise with a capacity to carry 3,300 guests, (Photo: NCL)

Norwegian Cruise Line launches its latest ship Norwegian Prima at Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice. This is a milestone that marks the arrival of the first ship in NCL's Prima Class. Six more ships of this class will be delivered through 2027.
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American cruise line, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), has launched today its latest ship, Norwegian Prima, in Marghera, Venice at the renowned Fincantieri shipyard. This highly anticipated milestone marks the arrival of the first ship in NCL’s Prima Class that will see six new ships delivered through 2027.

“Today we usher in a thrilling new era in cruising as we celebrate the delivery of Norwegian Prima, the long-anticipated first ship in our extraordinary new Prima Class. She is a true testament to our Guest First philosophy as well as our commitment to deliver unforgettable experiences that exceed expectations. We thank our wonderful partners at Fincantieri, whose coveted craftsmanship, expertise, and dedication, helped bring Norwegian Prima to life. We cannot wait to welcome our guests on board,” says Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Norwegian Prima consists of various features like, it is 294 m long, 142,500 gross tonnes and with capacity for 3,300 guests, especially designed to put guests first. The ship features wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, and a variety of brand and industry-first experiences. It is the most spacious new cruise ship in the contemporary categories and offers the most outdoor deck space and expansive accommodations. The variety of elevated experiences and epicurean delights include the brand’s first upscale open-air food hall, Indulge Food Hall; the largest and first three-level racetrack at sea on the Prima Speedway as well as The Drop, the world’s first freefall dry slide offering a 10-story plunge experience that reaches more G-forces than an accelerating F1 race car.

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Other on-board standouts include Ocean Boulevard, which is over 4400 sqm, which allows the guests to connect to the ocean while enjoying alfresco dining and elevated experiences. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in relaxation via Infinity Beach with two stunning infinity pools which are positioned close to water-level to take in the vastness of the ocean with uninterrupted. The cruise has Oceanwalk as well, where two glass bridges make the guests feel as though they are walking on air over the water. An oasis for art lovers, Norwegian Prima will boast about The Concourse, the first outdoor sculpture garden at sea with six installations created by international metal artist Alexander Krivosheiw and an art wall designed by David Harber.

“We’re glad to work with Norwegian Cruise Line to create a world-class series of ships, and it’s a proud day seeing the first of the six Prima Class vessels delivered today. Norwegian Prima is packed with world-firsts, never-before-seen features, and extraordinary attractions you would never expect at sea,” says Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri says,.

Norwegian Prima is launching this August and will be the first major cruise ship christened in Iceland, commencing an eight-day inaugural voyage in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on August 27, sailing to Amsterdam. Global popstar Katy Perry, who serves as Norwegian Prima’s Godmother, will fulfil the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing as well as perform and officially name the ship during the christening ceremony.

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Following the inaugural voyage has been done, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of eight-day voyages from Amsterdam and Copenhagen offering guests the opportunity to explore Northern Europe and the Norwegian Fjords. After the series, Norwegian Prima will make its way in Bermuda on October 10, and will start its sailings on December 11th 2022 to March 19th 2023 within the Western Caribbean for the winter season. After March 2023, Prima will sail back to Bermuda, and then return to Northern Europe for the summer, sailing from May 14, 2023 through September 17, 2023 for the summer season.


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