Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship Norwegian Prima has officially completed her first United States voyage, which sailed roundtrip from New York City to Halifax and Nova Scotia, Canada from October 6-10.
The vessel made her grand U.S. debut in the Big Apple on October 6th, following a unique launch as the first major cruise ship to ever be christened in Reykjavik, Iceland in August.
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,” said Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Executive Officer Harry Sommer.
“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.”
Norwegian Prima welcomed over 2,400 guests who enjoyed experiences on board including the three-story racetrack, a brand-new dining concept called Indulge Food Hall, two dry slides, infinity pools at Infinity Beach, and The Metropolitan — the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar.
Norwegian Cruise Line premiered a brand-new Broadway-caliber show on board Prima as well, called “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” The 85-minute jukebox musical transforms the theater into a disco as guests become part of the show and dance to Summer’s fan-favorite medleys.
After completing her first set of revenue sailings from NYC, visiting destinations including Bermuda, Virginia Beach, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, Prima will return to New York to offer roundtrip voyages to Bermuda from March 28, 2023 to May 14, 2023.
For the 2023 summer season, the vessel will return to Europe and operate voyages from Reykjavik, Iceland and Southampton, England.
Norwegian Prima is the first of six planned vessels in Norwegian’s new Prima class, which comes in slightly smaller than the Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class ships at 143,535 gross tons.