NCL Norwegian Prima cruise ship starts full Caribbean season from Port Canaveral (Florida USA)

   December 13, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line announced the arrival of the new Norwegian Prima ship to Port Canaveral FL which will sail roundtrip Caribbean voyages through March 2023.

Norwegian Prima commenced the first full season of voyages from her homeport of Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida), the world's second-largest cruise port (after Miami). The next milestone follows an inaugural season that began when Prima made history as the first major passenger liner to be named in Reykjavik (Iceland). After her inaugural tour with cruises from NYC New York, Galveston Texas, and PortMiami Florida, she finally arrived on the Space Coast.

On December 11th, Norwegian Prima embarked on her first voyage from Port Canaveral, visiting ports of Mexico, Jamaica, and Honduras, as well as visits to NCL’s private island destinations Harvest Caye (Belize) and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas).

Harry Sommer (NCL's President and CEO) said they were thrilled to bring their newest boat, Norwegian Prima, to Port Canaveral "with the opportunity to introduce her to the tens of millions of travelers that visit the Orlando area every year."

“The city offers the ultimate family vacation destination, given its accessibility to attractions, the cruise port and easy airlift from almost anywhere in the world. There is fun for everyone, making it one of the best pre-and-post cruise cities.”

This year, Port Canaveral will welcome more NCL ships than ever before including Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Joy, and Norwegian Prima, the newest ship of any line to visit the Port.

Norwegian Prima cruise ship

Captain John Murray (Port's CEO) said they were thrilled to welcome home Norwegian Prima to Port Canaveral, "the first ship in an all-new class for Norwegian Cruise Line.” 

“We have a great partnership with NCLH and this important decision to homeport their newest, most innovative ship at our port underscores our commitment to support the expectations of our valued cruise partners.”