Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that its new cruise ship Norwegian Prima will homeport in Galveston for the 2023/24 winter cruise season, while also revealing new entertainment and onboard features for the ship.
Norwegian Prima will feature Tony Award-nominated musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical as its interactive headlining act, as well as numerous cruise industry first and new-to-brand elevated onboard experiences.
When Norwegian Prima enters service in 2022, she will bring to the Norwegian fleet the largest racetrack at sea and the world’s first venue that transforms from a three-story theater into a Vegas-style nightclub, along with freefall drop dry slides.
“We’re not just elevating the guest experience, we’re giving it an adrenaline rush and multisensory overload,” said Harry Sommer, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line.
“This latest unveiling of our entertainment and onboard activities lineup is going to have the wow-factor [our guests have] yearned for in a much-anticipated cruise vacation,” he added.
The same powerhouse production team that created Jersey Boys with current residence on Norwegian Bliss, will deliver Summer: The Donna Summer Musical aboard Norwegian Prima.
The musical will tell the story of Donna Summer’s meteoric rise from young starlet to the Queen of Disco featuring a score of more than 20 of Summer’s mega hits.
The 75-minute immersive production will be a first at sea where the theater itself transforms into a full disco.
Also revealed is the new dance show Light Balance Universe featuring Light Balance the golden buzzer winner from “America’s Got Talent,” the dance crew brings visual effects and style to the Norwegian Prima.
There is also the new LIVE on NCL game show experiences that allows the audience to be part of the show and have an opportunity to win grand prizes.
All the headline entertainment will take place in the ship’s Sensoria theatre/nightclub.
The three-story venue, designed to seamlessly convert from a state-of-the art performance stage to expansive dance floor, will feature a customizable seating layout and moving LED screen that lowers from the ceiling.
Also announced along with the new entertainment line-up is the ship’s 2023/24 winter deployment out of Galveston, Texas, offering 7-night cruises to the Western Caribbean. She’ll call in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Harvest Caye, Belize; and Roatan Island, Honduras, with all port calls lasting eight to nine hours.