VIDEO: First NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line’s Prima Class ship floated out at Fincantieri Marghera

   August 13, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Prima, the first of 6 ships of NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class, was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera (Venice) Italy.

The float-out ceremony was attended by Harry Sommer (NCL's President and CEO) and Luigi Matarazzo (Fincantieri's Merchant Ships Division's General Manager.

Along with her sisterships, Norwegian Prima is expected to form the backbone of the future Norwegian fleet, being 142,500+ tons, ~300 m long, and accommodating 3,215 passengers. Deliveries are scheduled between 2022-2027. All of these liners are preceded by NCL's Breakaway Plus-Class/bigger ships Encore (2019), Bliss (2018),  Joy (2017), and Escape (2015), all of which were built by Meyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany).

The new class is based on a prototype project created by Fincantieri and enhancing the consolidated features of the line’s signature offering of flexibility, qualified by an innovative configuration for an enhanced guest experience.

The focus was set on energy efficiency, with the aim of optimizing consumption at sea as well as reducing environmental impact, compliant with all the recent regulations on the matter.