All-New Norwegian Prima Completes First U.S. Voyage From New York City
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Cutting-Edge Vessel to Sail from the Big Apple Offering Roundtrip Sailings to the Caribbean Starting March 2023
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel, today announced the completion of Norwegian Prima’s first U.S. voyage, which sailed roundtrip from New York City, visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from Oct. 6-10, 2022.
As NCL’s newest vessel in the Brand’s 18-ship fleet, Norwegian Prima, made her grand U.S. debut in New York City on Oct. 6, 2022 following a historic launch as the first major cruise ship to be christened in Reykjavik, Iceland. For the first time in the U.S., Norwegian Prima welcomed more than 2,400 guests who enjoyed unparalleled elevated experiences only available on NCL’s Prima Class, including the world’s only and largest three-level racetrack at sea with the Prima Speedway, the Brand’s first upscale Food Hall, Indulge, and The Metropolitan, the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar featuring responsibly crafted zero-waste cocktails prepared with surplus ingredients.
“As a native New Yorker this city is dear to me as well as to our Company, where NCL has been sailing from the Big Apple since 1991, so we are thrilled that our newest ship, Norwegian Prima, completed her first U.S. voyage in New York City,” said Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Executive Officer Harry Sommer. “We are very excited to show travelers all that Norwegian Prima has to offer, including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful design and elevated service that will exceed guest expectations.”
As a native New Yorker this city is dear to me as well as to our Company, where NCL has been sailing from the Big Apple since 1991, so we are thrilled that our newest ship, Norwegian Prima, completed her first U.S. voyage in New York City. We are very excited to show travelers all that Norwegian Prima has to offer, including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful design and elevated service that will exceed guest expectations.
Norwegian Prima is the first of six ships in the Brand’s groundbreaking Prima Class. At 965 feet (294 meters long) and more than 143,535 tons with capacity for 3,100 guests at double occupancy, Norwegian Prima offers the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any contemporary or premium cruise ship. She also boasts the largest variety of suite categories available at sea as well as a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ultra-premium keycard only access ship-within-a-ship concept. Her variety of recreational activities including the fastest slides at sea - The Rush and The Drop - and the Prima Speedway, provide guests with adrenaline-pumping moments. Spaces like Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship; The Concourse, which boasts a multi-million dollar outdoor sculpture garden; and expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach, offer guests a chance to sit back and relax.
Norwegian Cruise Line, known for its world-class, Broadway-caliber entertainment, premiered Tony Award®-nominated musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” on Norwegian Prima during her christening voyage. The headlining act is an 85-minute immersive production and a first-at-sea experience where the theater itself transforms into a full disco and guests can become a part of the show and dance to Summer’s all-time fan favorite medleys. Further entertainment highlights on board include “Noise Boys,” an award-winning beat boxing experience produced by Nic Doodson, creator of “The Choir of Man,” NCL’s best-rated entertainment show to date and currently residing on Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Escape. To learn more about all Norwegian Prima offers, please click here.
After completing her first set of revenue voyages from New York City, visiting warm-weather destinations including Bermuda, Virginia Beach, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico, Norwegian Prima will return to the Big Apple to offer roundtrip sailings to Bermuda starting March 28, 2023 through May 14, 2023, before returning to Europe sailing all summer from Reykjavik, Iceland and Southampton, United Kingdom, making bucket-list stops in some of the most beautiful northern European port destinations throughout Iceland and Norway.
For more information about the Company’s award-winning 18-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.