NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line named its newest ship (scheduled for delivery by Fincantieri in summer 2022) Norwegian Prima. NCL Prima will be the first of a total of six (Prima Class / fka Leonardo Class) liners with GT tonnage 142500 and passenger capacity 3215.
Formerly popular as the Leonardo Project, the new class of ships is Norwegian’s first in 10 years. The company is expected to introduce one (Prima Class) vessel every year through 2027.
Norwegian Prima will cruise in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Iceland and Northern Europe. Bookings open on May 12, 2021.
The newbuild will operate a series of inaugural voyages and, from August 17 through September 13, 2022, will sail on 10-day cruises from Amsterdam Holland and Copenhagen Denmark in the Baltic Sea (Northern Europe and Norwegian Fjords).
Starting December 2022, NCL Prima will be homeported in Port Canaveral Florida USA to operate 5-7-9-day roundtrips to Western Caribbean ports through March 2023. The ship will be homeported in NYC New York (through May 2023) for 5-7-day Bermuda cruises. Follows a European deployment (through September 7, 2023) for 10-11-day Norway & Iceland itineraries leaving out of Reykjavik Iceland and Southampton England.
NCL Prima ship will sail back to the USA for Bermuda and Caribbean cruises before visiting Galveston TX for the first time ever for the NCL company. From November 19 through December 3, 2023, Norwegian Prima will sail from PortMiami offering three 7-day Western Caribbean voyages to Harvest Caye Belize, Cozumel Mexico and Roatan Island Honduras.
More details will be released on May 12, 2021.