Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

INTERIOR V IEW 6 0 Norwegian Cruise Line’s Eamonn Ferrin tells Alice Chambers about the innovations onboard the cruise line’s new Prima-class vessel The word ‘Prima’ means ‘first’ in Italian, making it a fitting name for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’s newest ship, Norwegian Prima, which will be the first vessel in the new innovative Prima class. The ship is set to debut in August, joining 17 vessels in NCL’s wider fleet. “The new class builds upon our longstanding legacy of offering freedom and flexibility, as well as a host of cutting-edge features and luxurious interiors, such as the Indulge Food Hall, Infinity Beach, Oceanwalk and The Concourse,” says Eamonn Ferrin, vice president of international business at NCL. Constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which will deliver the five additional vessels in the class, Norwegian Prima is the product of a series of collaborations between NCL, Italian designer Piero Lissoni and architectural firms Rockwell Group, SMC Design, Studio DADO, Tillberg Design of Sweden and YSA Design. Italian graffiti artist Manuel Di Rita, commonly known as Peeta, has designed the hull artwork, which extends to the forward superstructure of the ship and features abstract shapes and shading. Prima features spacious public areas such as Ocean Boulevard, which offers 360-degree views, a sculpture garden called The Concourse and the Vice Beach Club. Guest experience has been prioritised throughout the design process, from accommodation to entertainment venues. Norwegian Prima