NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced the arrival of the new Norwegian Prima ship to her hometown of Miami Florida, where she is embarking on a couple of inaugural voyages from November 11-14, 2022, and November 14-17, 2022, visiting Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas.
After a spectacular inaugural journey, which commenced with a history-making christening in Reykjavik (Iceland) in August 2022 and continued with an inaugural voyage from New York City, and most recently Galveston TX, Norwegian Prima arrived at NCL’s terminal at Port Miami, the world's first cruise terminal to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold New Construction v4.0 certification.
For the first time on November 13, 2022, passengers also joined Norwegian Prima’s debut tour as she called at Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s 270-acre private island featuring white-sand beaches, a zipline running across the island, and the exclusive retreat, Silver Cove.
The 2022-built Norwegian Prima is the first of all six PRIMA-Class liners by Fincantieri (Marghera Yard/Venice Italy), with sisterships Viva (2023), TBN3 (2024), TBN4 (2025), TBN5 (2026) and TBN6 (2027). NCL PRIMA class unit's building cost is EUR 730 million (USD 850M).
NCL's PRIMA-class ship design features more and larger public spaces (both indoor and outdoor), smaller passenger capacity (in comparison to the preceding designs/BREAKAWAY and BREAKAWAY PLUS), new dining and entertainment options, a total of 35x dining venues and bars/lounges (including 7x fleet-first food venues), higher service levels.
The Waterfront (outdoor Promenade deck space found on other NCL vessels) was reimagined by doubling the space on Ocean Boulevard. The 360-degree Promenade complex (sized 44000 ft2 / 4090 m2) completely wraps around the entire deck 8, offering unobstructed sea views and housing multiple spaces. The Ocean Boulevard features two large infinity pools, Oceanwalk (glass-bottomed bridges), Indulge Food Hall (NCL's first open-air marketplace), and The Concourse (outdoor sculpture garden with "selfie" installations/metal sculptures by Alexander Krivosheiw and David Harber.
Penrose Atrium is NCL's first 3-level atrium (spanning decks 6-7-8). The glass-walled Atrium is marked by scenic sea views, futuristic architecture, a 3-ton crystal chandelier (custom-built by Lasvit / Czechia, constellations-themed), a full-height wall artwork (resembling a topographic map), retail shops and bars on each level (including Starbucks Coffee Shop, Whiskey Bar, Penrose Bar, Prima Casino).