Today, October 10th, 2022 Norwegian Cruise Line announced that their newest vessel, the Norwegian Prima completed its first U.S. sailing. This voyage sailed roundtrip, departing from New York City, between October 6-10, 2022. During this sailing, the Prima visited locations such as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Executive Officer, Harry Sommer stated the following, “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.”
The new ship to Norwegian Cruise Line made its historic launch back in August of this year, from Reykjavik, Iceland. The round trip New York City sailing followed these premier sailings, and marked the beginning of the Norwegian Prima’s sailings from and to the United States.
For this New York sailing, which began last week on October 6th, the Prima welcomed onboard more than 2,400 passengers. Guests departing from the United States were able to enjoy and experience this state-of-the-art vessel and its unique amenities, including the world’s only three-level racetrack at sea, the Prima Speedway.
The Norwegian Prima is the first of its kind for the Norwegian Cruise Line brand. The Prima is the first of a new ship class for the cruise line, the Prima Class. The Prima measures at 965 feet long, weights in at more than 143,535 tons, and is capable of providing for up to 3,100 guests at double occupancy. The Prima features the largest variety of stateroom categories of any NCL ship, and has many new amenities and venues for guests to explore.
The Prima boasts some of the newest and exciting types of shipboard entertainment and activities, including: the fastest slides at sea (The Rush and The Drop), the Prima Speedway, and the Tony Award-nominated musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”. These activities are the first onboard a NCL ship. The Prima also features plenty of outdoor spaces for guests to take in the ocean views, including the new Ocean Boulevard, a 44,000 square foot walkway that wraps around the entire vessel.
“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,” said Harry Sommer, NCL President and CEO.
Soon, the Norwegian Prima will be sailing towards warmer waters. After completing the scheduled roundtrip voyages from New York City, the ship will sail towards locations such as Bermuda, Virginia Beach, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Starting in March 2023, the Prima will return to New York City, where it will once again offer roundtrip sailings, which will visit Bermuda. These cruises beginning in March 2023 will sail until May 14th, 2023. After May of next year, the Norwegian Prima will make its return to Europe. For the Summer of 2023, the Norwegian Prima will visit destinations such as Iceland, the United Kingdom, and Norway.