NCL's cruise ship Norwegian Prima delivered by Fincantieri Marghera (Italy)

   July 29, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced the delivery of the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's newest linerNorwegian Prima. Prima is the first of all 6 units from the new PRIMA Class (fka LEONARDO).

The vessel was delivered at Fincantieri's yard in Marghera (Venice).

NCL is a subsidiary of the USA-based NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) which is one of the world's top-5 largest  cruise shipping companies.

Along with her sisterships, Prima is expected to form the backbone of the future Norwegian fleet. The design is based on 20 decks, 1646 staterooms, GT-tonnage/volume of 142,500 tons, passenger capacity of 3215 (double occupancy/lower berths), 16 elevators (passenger lifts, including 2 dedicated to The Haven complex). The Haven complex (public areas and all the 107 staterooms) was designed by the Italian interior design company Lissoni & Partners (Piero Lissoni).

NCL Prima's hull artwork was designed by Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta/Italian graffiti artist).

Norwegian Prima cruise ship

NCL PRIMA class unit's building cost is EUR 730 million (USD 850M). NCL's previous Breakaway Plus-Class ships were all built in Germany - by Meyer Werft in Papenburg).

NCL Prima's christening ceremony is currently scheduled for September 3, 2022, to be held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) right before the Maiden Voyage.

The deliveries of all PRIMA-class units are currently planned for 2022 through 2027 (one vessel per year).