Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) recently received its new ship, Norwegian Prima in Marghera, Venice at the Fincantieri shipyard. With this delivery, the cruise line has added its first ship in NCL’s Prima Class which will see six new ships delivered through 2027.
Commenting on the delivery of Norwegian Prima, Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, said, “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 delivering unforgettable experiences that exceed expectations.”
Further, he thanked the partners at Fincantieri for bringing out Norwegian Prima to life. “We cannot wait to welcome our guests on board,” added Sommer.
“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,” said Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri.
Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd; Harry Sommer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line; Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri; as well as other notable NCLH and Fincantieri executives presided over the site of delivery of the latest ship. The delivery celebration was followed by the traditional flag exchange ceremony.
Norwegian Prima is 965 feet/294 m long, 142,500 gross tons and it comes with a capacity for 3,300 guests. The ship features wide-open spaces, thoughtful design, and a variety of brand and industry-first experiences. The ship is among the most spacious cruise ships in the contemporary categories and it offers the most outdoor deck space and expansive accommodations of any new build. It further offers an 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.
Other onboard standouts include Ocean Boulevard, which wraps around the entire deck; that’s over 44,000 square feet, allowing guests to enjoy alfresco dining and oceanic views. Besides, it houses Infinity Beach, boasting two stunning infinity pools which are positioned close to water level to take in the vastness of the ocean with uninterrupted views as well as Oceanwalk, where two glass bridges make guests feel as though they are walking on air over the water. An oasis for art lovers, Norwegian Prima will boast 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.