Three-level racetrack among new ‘adrenaline rush’ features on Norwegian Prima

A three-level racetrack will be among new features on board new ship Norwegian Prima.

The quarter-mile track goes around and through the funnel of the ship with 14 “nail-biting turns” where 15 drivers can race simultaneously at speeds of up to 30 mph.

The Speedway track will be 22% larger than the current karting equivalent on Norwegian Encore.

A freefall dry slide called The Drop will see users experience a ten-story plunge “reaching the highest G-forces of any cruise line” and more than an accelerating F1 racing car.

The Rush features duelling dry slides where passengers can race each other.

The line’s first tidal wave waterslide will let passengers ride inner tubes.

The production team that brought Jersey Boys on stage on board Norwegian Bliss are behind new show Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, charting the career of the disco singer.

The ship enters service in summer 2022 in Europe with what is being claimed as the world’s first venue that transforms from a three-story theatre into a Las Vegas-style nightclub

Tee Time, described as a supercharged version of mini-golf, will enable players to enjoy nine interactive holes set among a Vegas-style backdrop.

Four new simulator experiences will available on Norwegian Prima plus two different escape rooms.

The 3,215-passenger shipwill embark on a series of ten-day voyages in northern Europe from August 2022 following several inaugural cruises.

The ship will depart from Southampton in September 2022 for a 12-day transatlantic repositioning to New York before starting a winter season of sailings to Bermuda and the Caribbean from Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida.

Norwegian Prima, the first of the six within NCL’s new Prima class, will run seven-day winter 2023 and 2024 cruises to the Caribbean from Galveston in Texas.

NCL president and chief executive Harry Sommer said: “We’re not just elevating the guest experience, we’re giving it an adrenaline rush and multi-sensory overload.

“When we launched Norwegian Prima, we aimed at going beyond expectations, providing our guests with more wide-open spaces, elevated service, thoughtful design and a variety of unforgettable experiences, and this latest unveiling of our entertainment and onboard activities line-up is going to have the wow-factor they’ve yearned for in a much-anticipated cruise vacation.”

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