The latest cruise ship within the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet accomplished her first crusing from US soil right this moment. Norwegian Prima sailed from New York Metropolis on October 6 and returned to the Huge Apple right this moment, October 10.
The primary cruise from a US homeport adopted the vessel’s inaugural European cruises and a extremely profitable inauguration in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Following another cruise from New York, Norwegian prima will make her technique to the Caribbean with a collection of sailings from Galveston, Miami, and Port Canaveral earlier than returning to New York in March subsequent 12 months.
Norwegian Prima Completes First US Cruise
New York Metropolis obtained a style of Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest cruise ship this week, Norwegian Prima. The cruise ship sailed on her maiden US voyage on October 6, visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, and returned to New York Metropolis right this moment, October 10.
The primary 2,400 company to board Norwegian’s latest ship from a US homeport obtained to expertise every part the brand new ship has to supply.
Onboard actions embody a three-level racetrack known as Prima Speedway, the world’s first freefall dry slide known as The Drop, the Model’s first upscale Meals Corridor, Indulge, and The Metropolitan, the cruise business’s first sustainable cocktail bar.
Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Government Officer Harry Sommer: “As a local New Yorker, this metropolis is pricey to me in addition to to our Firm, the place NCL has been crusing from the Huge Apple since 1991, so we’re thrilled that our latest ship, Norwegian Prima, accomplished her first U.S. voyage in New York Metropolis. We’re very excited to indicate vacationers all that Norwegian Prima has to supply, together with extra wide-open areas, considerate design, and elevated service that can exceed visitor expectations.”
Norwegian Prima will sail another voyage from New York Metropolis this 12 months. Immediately, October 10, she departs on a five-day cruise visiting Norfolk and Bermuda. She’s going to return to New York subsequent 12 months to supply roundtrip sailings to Bermuda beginning March 28, 2023, via Could 14, 2023.
The Groundbreaking Norwegian Prima
Norwegian Prima is the primary of six ships within the cruise line’s groundbreaking Prima class. The vessel has already been hailed as one of the vital luxurious ships in its class and provides company every part they might count on from a cruise ship and rivals land-based resorts.
Christened by Katy Perry in Reykjavik, Iceland, in September, the 143,535 gross tons cruise ship has a complete capability of three,100 company. It provides the very best staffing ranges and house ratio of any modern or premium cruise ship.
Through the naming ceremony final month, Katy Perry had this to say about Norwegian’s latest cruise ship: “We’re right here to launch a rare new class of ship collectively – and it’s fairly fancy in case you ask me. And imagine you me, I’ve seen fancy.”
“I really like that I get to christen her with my good vibrations, and I’m so excited for this new, lovely, high-end, high-tech ship to take the seas, and supply once-in-a-lifetime holidays for therefore many households.”
Following her cruise to Bermuda, Norwegian prima will sail south to Galveston, Texas. Alongside the best way, the ship will name on Puerto Plata within the Dominican Republic and the Dutch Antilles islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. After a second cruise from Galveston, Norwegian Prima will sail two cruises from Miami earlier than a collection of fifteen cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.
5 extra ships within the Prima class are scheduled for launch within the subsequent 5 years. In 2023, Norwegian Viva will set sail for the primary time. One other vessel might be launched annually after that between 2024 and 2027.