Norwegian Prima successfully completes first US voyage

NCL's new ship will now sail from New York City to Bermuda, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other destinations
Norwegian Prima successfully completes first US voyage

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line's newest vessel will sail a series of cruises from New York City before repositioning to Europe in summer 2023

By Rebecca Gibson |

Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) new Norwegian Prima has completed its first US voyage, sailing roundtrip from New York City and calling at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, between 6 and 10 October.

Norwegian Prima, which is the first of six ships in NCL’s Prima Class, debuted in August 2022 and was the first major cruise ship to be christened in Reykjavik, Iceland. This October, the ship departed New York with 2,400 guests onboard.

While onboard, guests were able to enjoy highlights such as a 44,000-square-foot outdoor walkway that wraps around the vessel; the world’s only and largest three-level race track at sea; a multimillion-dollar outdoor sculpture garden; expansive pool decks and infinity-style pools; multiple restaurants, bars and lounges; the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar featuring responsibly crafted zero-waste cocktails; The Haven by Norwegian ship-within-a-ship concept; and much more. The vessel’s interior spaces were designed by Miami-based firm Studio DADO and four other design firms.

“As a native New Yorker this city is dear to me as well as to our company, where NCL has been sailing from the Big Apple since 1991, so we are thrilled that our newest ship, Norwegian Prima, completed her first US voyage in New York City,” said Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “We are very excited to show travellers all that Norwegian Prima has to offer, including more wide-open spaces, thoughtful design and elevated service that will exceed guest expectations.”

Norwegian Prima will sail a series of voyages from New York City, visiting destinations including Bermuda, Virginia Beach, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The vessel will then offer roundtrips from New York to Bermuda between 28 March and 14 May 2023, before returning to Europe to offer summer itineraries from both Reykjavik and Southampton, UK.


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