Port Southampton (England UK) welcomes NCL's newest cruise ship, Norwegian Prima

   September 29, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Northern Europe’s leading cruise homeport Southampton (England UK) welcomed NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Prima on September 23

To celebrate the arrival of the vessel, at the Horizon Cruise Terminal in Port Southampton (managed by ABP/Associated British Ports), was held a traditional plaque and key ceremony. During the special event, Rebekah Keeler (ABP's Head of Cruise) and Steve Masters (ABP's Harbour Master) exchanged plaques with the liner's Master - Captain Roger Gustavsen.

Opened in 2021, Southampton's Horizon Cruise Terminal is a world-class GBP 55-million, multi-user facility, which was constructed in strategic partnership with NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings and MSC Cruises. As home to the first in the UK shore power facility for cruise ships, the terminal benefits from 2000+ roof-mounted solar panels, generating more energy than it uses.

Rebekah Keeler, Head of Cruise at the Port of Southampton, said that the Port of Southampton was Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port, and they had been delighted to welcome Norwegian Prima to their world-class Horizon Cruise Terminal, where she had been commissioned for shore power.

Norwegian Prima cruise ship

The first of 6 units in NCL’s PRIMA-Class, Norwegian Prima provides the highest staffing levels and guest-to-space ratio of any premium cruise liner and boasts an extensive range of onboard entertainment, including a 3-level go-karts track. In August 2022, the liner was officially named by world-famous singer Katy Perry in Reykjavik (Iceland).