Norwegian Cruise Line have revealed additional details about Norwegian Prima’s dining, entertainment, accommodation options and more as sales open for her maiden cruise season in 2022.
The Norwegian Prima details released by the cruise line reveal a game-changing design for Norwegian Cruise Line, offering guests more wide-open spaces and experiences, and more dining and entertainment options.
Norwegian Prima will be the first of six cruise ships of the same class ordered by Norwegian Cruise Line.
According to Harry Sommer, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line, she represents an evolution of the Norwegian Cruise Line brand, enhancing various signature elements of the NCL cruise experience.
“[Norwegian Prima is] an exemplary representation of our brand evolution, bringing together our ‘Guest First’ philosophy and our spirit of innovation,” said Sommer. “Norwegian Prima personifies everything our guests love about NCL and raises the bar. This brand-new class of ships is truly designed to put our guests first.”
At 142,500 gross tons and able to accommodate 3,215 guests at double occupancy, she will be smaller than the Breakaway Plus class, the line’s most recent ships, but will offer the largest The Haven concept in the fleet.
The Haven expanded aboard Norwegian Prima
The Haven aboard Norwegian Prima will span eight decks across the back half of the ship, offering private amenities, dedicated services and the most luxurious accommodations on board.
In addition to the 107 suites here, The Haven will also feature The Haven Sundeck, The Haven Restaurant, The Haven Lounge & Bar and the Outdoor Spa: Sauna and Cold Room. All public areas in The Haven will also have ocean views thanks to an innovative design by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s preeminent designers.
Larger cabins and suites aboard Norwegian Prima
It’s not only The Haven guests that will see a difference aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship.
The Norwegian Prima details released by the line included the fact that she will have the largest variety of suite categories available at sea, the largest-ever inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms, and the cruise line’s largest-ever bathrooms and showers for standard stateroom categories.
Norwegian Prima will also feature the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories.
“We innovated with purpose and created Norwegian Prima to push the boundaries of conventional cruising, offering our guests more wide-open spaces, thoughtful art and design and world-class service which places our guests at the heart of it all,” said Sommer.
Norwegian Prima will offer the most outdoor deck space of any new cruise ship, including more total pool deck space than any other ship in NCL’s fleet and multiple infinity pools and outdoor walkways.
Ocean Boulevard aboard Norwegian Prima
The hugely popular The Waterfront concept aboard the Breakaway and Breakaway Plus class vessels has been expanded aboard Norwegian Prima.
According to Norwegian Prima details released by the line, the space aboard the ship will instead be called Ocean Boulevard, and will include a greater variety of experiences and dining options as it will be twice the size.
Ocean Boulevard will be 44,000 square feet, and will wrap around the entirety of the ship on Deck 8. Cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as swimming areas and other activities will be available here.
“Despite not having sailed in more than a year, we never stopped working and innovating, we never once pressed pause,” says Sommer. “In fact, we doubled down on our brand investment in order to deliver unforgettable guest experiences that go well beyond expectations.”
That includes more dining options as well, including the Indulge Food Hall on the Ocean Boulevard, which features 11 venues of its own, in addition to those found elsewhere on the ship.
The Indulge Food Hall aboard Norwegian Prima
Aboard Norwegian Prima, a new concept called the food hall will debut. Part of Ocean Boulevard, Indulge Food Hall offers visitors diverse menu items from a variety of culinary venues as well as a mix of indoor and outdoor seating.
The 11 venues here include guest culinary favorites Coco’s (serving artisan sweet treats), Q Texas Smokehouse (with American Southern comfort food and barbecue) and Starbucks – not just a Starbucks menu, but the full-scale Starbucks as found aboard the Breakaway Plus ships.
The Norwegian Prima details also included the announcement of several new-to-the-line dining options, such as Seaside Rotisserie, Nudls (with noodle dishes from around the world), Tamara (Indian dishes and multiple vegetarian options), and The Latin Quarter, serving classic Latin food.
There will also be a Tapas Food Truck, cooking elevated Spanish-inspired street food, a Garden Kitchen, where guest can order customized salads with more than two dozen ingredients, and Just Desserts, for classic dessert items such as pies and cakes.
For guests that just want an ice-cream, there’ll be a cafe appropriately called Just Ice Cream, serving favorite ice cream flavors and over-the-top decadent creations.
It doesn’t end there though, Norwegian Prima will also feature Onda by Scarpetta, which debuted on Norwegian Encore in 2019 and was recently added to Norwegian Spirit during her refit and refurbishment.
Onda will showcase the rich and bold flavors for which the modern Italian land-based, award-winning Scarpetta restaurants are recognized.
The nearby Los Lobos, Norwegian’s premium Mexican restaurant, will boast traditional Mexican flavours, while a revamped Local Bar & Grill set in an upscale beach club atmosphere will showcase live music, where guests can relax and enjoy cocktails and classic Americana cuisine.
Other firsts for the line aboard Norwegian Prima
The extent of the innovations and enhancements aboard Norwegian Prima are characteristic of the way cruise lines have been elevating the cruise experience for decades, but especially during the last few years.
It’s become a cliche to say a new cruise ship is ground-breaking or a game-changer, but Norwegian Prima really does feel like a new product concept for Norwegian Cruise Line.
The announcement of Norwegian Prima details also included a range of other firsts that will debut when she is launched.
The Concourse will be an outdoor sculpture garden with an art wall designed by famed artist David Harber and six installations designed by Alexander Krivosheiw featuring immersive art inspired by ancient mythology and contemporary abstract forms.
The seven sculptures, valued at over $2 million, will change as the sun sets, making them perfect for photos and social media posts.
Down on Infinity Beach guests will be able to relax in not one, but two infinity pools, located on either side of the ship, close to the ocean surface.
The two Oceanwalk glass bridges are also new to Norwegian Cruise Line and will provide guests with photographic, breathtaking views, while La Terraza, an open-air lounge, will offer a quaint retreat for visitors to enjoy forward-facing sea views.
Norwegian Prima’s itineraries
Norwegian Prima is the first of six planned Prima-class cruise ships, all of which will be built at Fincantieri’sMarghera shipyard in Italy.
She is due for delivery in summer, 2022 and will embark on one of the most diverse inaugural cruise seasons of any new cruise ship, visiting and sailing from major ports across Europe and North America. More details on Norwegian Prima’s inaugural cruises can be found here.