Norwegian Cruise Line’s First Prima Class Ship Delivered in Italy

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Norwegian Prima, the first of six vessels from Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima-class, was delivered to the cruise line at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy today.

Harry Sommer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line; Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd; and Pierroberto Folgiero, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Fincantieri were in attendance for the occasion.

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(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

The Prima-class is based on a prototype project developed by Fincantieri, which enhances the “freestyle cruising” features that Norwegian Cruise Line is known for. The project was also created with a focus on energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing consumption at sea and reducing environmental impact, compliant with all the most recently environmental regulations.

New-to-Norwegian features that will be found on Prima include a new buffet-like concept called Indulge Food Hall, The Concourse sculpture garden, Oceanwalk glass bridges, and the Infinity Beach deck featuring two infinity pools on either side of the ship.

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The ship’s spa will include the industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea, as well as a two-story indoor waterfall that’s alongside the Vitality Pool and the Salt Floatation Pool.

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Spa pools with waterfall (Rendering courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Activities and entertainment will include a three-story racetrack, a 10-story dry slide, Tidal Wave waterslide, and live-action versions of game shows such as The Price is Right, Supermarket Sweep, Beat the Clock, and Press Your Luck. The ship will also provide showings of jukebox musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring 20 of the disco diva’s biggest hits.

Norwegian Prima is 142,500 gross tons and almost 300 meters long. She is scheduled to sail her inaugural cruise next month. The other Prima-class ships are expected to be delivered through 2027.

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