Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed more information about its new Prima class of vessels, the first of which will make its debut in summer 2022.
On Monday, NCL unveiled ‘teaser’ details about the 3,215-passenger vessel Norwegian Prima, which is being built in Italy by shipbuilder Fincantieri.
The ship will feature the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise category, plus the most outdoor deck space of any new cruise ship.
Harry Sommer, NCL president and chief executive, said: “Despite the fact that we have not sailed in more than a year, we have not stopped working and even doubled down on investing in our brand to deliver unforgettable guest experiences that go beyond expectations.
“As we’ve begun revving up our operations to begin cruising this July, we’re moved and proud to announce the start of an exciting new chapter in our story of innovation as we welcome the Prima Class and the first in a line of world-calibre vessels with Norwegian Prima.”
He said Norwegian Prima offers “more wide-open spaces, thoughtful art and design, and world-class service”.
The Ocean Boulevard encircles the entire deck eight, allowing guests to walk around the whole ship and dine at 11 venues in the open-air Indulge Food Hall. Other dining venues include Onda By Scarpetta, Los Lobos and The Local Bar & Grill.
The hull artwork is by Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita, known as Peeta, and extends to the forward superstructure of the ship.
Following a string of inaugural cruises, Norwegian Prima will sail 10-day voyages from Amsterdam and Copenhagen, exploring northern Europe, Norwegian fjords and Baltic regions from August 17-September 13, 2022.
On September 23, 2022, Norwegian Prima will depart Southampton on a 12-day transatlantic voyage ahead of a Bermuda and Caribbean season.
On May 14, 2023, Norwegian Prima will return to northern Europe, and then offer a summer season from Iceland and Southampton.
The Haven suite complex – described as a ship-within-a-ship – is bigger than ever, with 107 suites at the back of the vessel and an infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake.