Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery of Norwegian Prima

Harry Sommer, President and CEO, NCL and Captain Roger Gustavsen
Harry Sommer, President and CEO, NCL and Captain Roger Gustavsen

It’s the beginning of the Prima era for Norwegian Cruise Line. On 29JUL, the company took delivery of the Norwegian Prima from the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice.

The arrival of the first Prima class ship is a milestone for Norwegian, which will launch a total of six Prima class ships 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,” Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line said. “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.”


The Norwegian Prima launches in AUG, the first major cruise ship christened in Iceland, as she commences her eight-day inaugural voyage in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on 27AUG,2022, sailing to Amsterdam.

Global popstar Katy Perry, who serves as Norwegian Prima’s Godmother, will fulfil the longstanding maritime tradition of blessing and officially naming the ship, as well as performing during the christening ceremony.

Norwegian Prima Infinity Beach
Norwegian Prima Infinity Beach
With a capacity for 3,100 guests, Norwegian Prima features wide-open spaces, thoughtful and class-setting design, and a variety of brand and industry-first experiences. According to NCL, Prima is the most spacious new cruise ship in the contemporary category and offers the most outdoor deck space and expansive accommodations of any new build. On board experiences include Norwegian’s first upscale open-air 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.

Other onboard standouts include:

  • the 44,000 square feet/4,000 meters long Ocean Boulevard, which wraps around the entire deck, allowing guests to connect to the ocean while enjoying alfresco dining and elevated experiences;
  • 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; and
  • 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.
Norwegian Prima Ocean Boulevard-Ocean Walk
Norwegian Prima Ocean Walk

Following her inaugural voyage, 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.

She’ll then sail Bermuda from 10OCT, 2022; Caribbean itineraries from 15OCT, 2022; and Western Caribbean voyages from 11DEC, 2022 to MAR 2023, before returning to Bermuda to the beginning of MAY, 2023. She’ll then offer cruises to Northern Europe through SEP, 2023.

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