Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Prima

Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Prima.

A ceremony took place in Marghera, Venice, at the Fincantieri shipyard, attended by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president and CEO Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Harry Sommer, and Fincantieri merchant ships division general manager Luigi Matarazzo.

Norwegian Prima is the first in NCL’s Prima class, with a total of six new ships to be delivered through to 2027.

Launching in August, Norwegian Prima will be the first major cruise ship to be christened in Iceland, commencing an eight-day inaugural voyage on 27 August 2022, sailing to Amsterdam.

Popstar Katy Perry, the ship’s godmother, will officially name the ship and perform during the christening ceremony.

Following the inaugural voyage, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of eight-day voyages from Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

The 3,100-guest ship features the first three-level racetrack at sea and the Drop, described by the line as the world’s first freefall dry slide, offering a 10-story plunge experience.

Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Prima
Norwegian Prima will set sail in August

Prima a ‘new era’ for Norwegian Cruise Line

Sommer said: “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.

“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.”

Matarazzo added: “We’re glad to work with Norwegian Cruise Line to create a world-class series of ships, and it’s a proud day seeing the first of the six Prima class vessels delivered today.

Norwegian Prima is packed with world-firsts, never-before-seen features, and extraordinary attractions you would never expect at sea”.

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