Donna Hisey
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September 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates the Christening of Norwegian Prima

The cruise line Welcomed the First of Six Ships in the Ground-Breaking Prima Class, the Brand’s Newest Class of Ships in Nearly a Decade, with an outstanding Christening ceremony in Iceland, where she commenced her eight-day inaugural voyage on August 27, 2022.

Industry Firsts

At 965 feet/294 meters long, 142,500 gross tons, and with capacity for 3,100 guests, Norwegian Prima is designed to put guests first. She features wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, and a variety of brand and industry-first experiences. She lays claim as the most spacious new cruise ship in the contemporary category and offers the most outdoor deck space and expansive accommodations of any new build. Her variety of elevated experiences and epicurean delights include the Brand’s first upscale open-air food hall, Indulge Food Hall; the largest and first three-level racetrack at sea on the Prima Speedway as well as The Drop, the world's first freefall dry slide offering a 10-story plunge experience that reaches more G-forces than an accelerating F1 race car.

Other onboard standouts include Ocean Boulevard, which wraps around the entire deck; that’s over 44,000 square feet/4,000 meters long, allowing guests to connect to the ocean while enjoying alfresco dining and elevated experiences. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in relaxation via Infinity Beach, boasting two stunning infinity pools which are positioned close to water level to take in the vastness of the ocean with uninterrupted views as well as Oceanwalk, where two glass bridges make guests feel as though they are walking on air over the water. An oasis for art lovers, Norwegian Prima will boast The Concourse, the first outdoor sculpture garden at sea with six installations created by international metal artist Alexander Krivosheiw and an art wall designed by David Harber.

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Top-notch Entertainment

Norwegian Prima headlining show will be "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical," the Tony Award®-nominated musical that narrates the story of Donna Summer's prolific rise to fame, showing the Queen of Disco at three of the most pivotal stages of her career: Diva Donna, Disco Donna, and Duckling Donna.

"Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" is just one of the captivating shows available aboard Norwegian Prima. Also sharing a residency at the Prima Theater will be "Noise Boys!" an original, award-winning beatboxing experience produced by Nic Doodson, creator of “Choir of Man,” NCL’s best-rated entertainment show currently residing on Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Escape.

As part of the additional entertainment offerings on Norwegian Prima, the Brand will also debut live game show experiences that allow the audience to be part of the show and have an opportunity to win incredible grand prizes. These immersive productions take the Prima Theater and Nightclub and transform it into a larger-than-life production set where guests can be participants in some of the world’s most iconic game shows including, “The Price is Right LIVE,” “Supermarket Sweep LIVE” and “Press Your Luck LIVE.” The ship also features “Sensoria” — a Vegas-style nightclub party presenting a journey through Coachella, Woodstock, and Burning Man, all in one. Plus, guests will be able to experience the first “Improv @ Sea” Comedy Club, the guest-popular “Syd Norman’s Pour House” and so much more.

Elevated Epicurean Experiences

Norwegian Prima is also debuting nine new dining and beverage venues including Metropolitan Bar, the Brand’s first sustainably-focused bar. She also features the first three-level atrium for the cruise line, the Penrose Atrium, in addition to major F&B updates including the launch of its revamped main dining menu as well as the enhancement of Norwegian’s guest-favorite culinary staples Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse and the Food Republic as well as NCL’s coveted Observation Lounge.

The all-new Mediterranean seafood specialty restaurant, Palomar, set in a relaxing atmosphere, features high-end Mediterranean cuisine made with simple yet sophisticated ingredients. Hasuki, the Brand’s new elevated take on the traditional "hibachi-style", will boast an intimate space featuring design elements that invite guests into the artisanship of Japanese influence through minimalist decor, handcrafted pottery, and featured Japanese artwork. NCL’s new contemporary sushi house Nama will offer guests elevated sushi dishes prepared by master chefs who will create upscale sushi and sashimi masterpieces. The venue is set among a whimsical Japanese backdrop inspired by the restaurant’s menu items, including a marble sushi bar reflective of the marbling in the high-quality sashimi and subtle orange ambient lighting representing the color of masago (fish roe).

Awaken Your Senses with Wellness Experiences

Norwegian Prima and her sister ship Norwegian Viva will also feature elevated spa and fitness offerings that truly allow our guests to unwind and escape. The cutting-edge class will feature the cruise industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea as well as a two-story cascading indoor spa waterfall, while also incorporating several guest favorites including thermal experiences and hot-stone loungers.

The charcoal sauna is just one of eight thermal spa offerings available at the elevated Mandara Spa. Guests can also indulge in a series of blissful experiences such as salt and steam room, as well as a gambit of Brand-first spa experiences including an Ice Room, Experiential Showers, a Flotation Salt Pool, and an Infrared Sauna.

Guests can visit either the Vitality or Salt Floatation Pool where they can immerse themselves in the tranquil sounds of the two-story cascading indoor spa waterfall. This space also features an impressive marble spiral staircase. Additional design highlights include the relaxation area in the spa and the Pulse Fitness Center. Both of these spaces are front facing on the ship, allowing guests to enjoy sweeping 270-degree views of the ocean. This is also the first time that NCL’s fitness center will be located at the front of the ship.

The gym will also include the all-new Performance Recovery room, an interactive, engaging wellness experience including group fitness classes, and services to maximize user benefits.

Choose Your Destination

Norwegian Prima is sailing a series of eight-day voyages from Amsterdam and Copenhagen offering guests the opportunity to explore Northern Europe and the Norwegian Fjords. She’ll then sail Bermuda from Oct 10, 2022; Caribbean itineraries from Oct 15, 2022; and Western Caribbean voyages from Dec 11, 2022, to March 19, 2023, before returning to Bermuda> from March 28 to May 7, 2023. She’ll then offer cruises to Northern Europe from May 14 through Sept 17, 2023. Norwegian Viva will join her sister ship in August 2023 and become the company's nineteenth ship in its fleet.

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*Term and conditions: Fares are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry-level stateroom. The promotional fare is valid on select departures for new FIT bookings made from September 2 – September 12, 2022. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. ^Purchase an air ticket and the 2nd guest fly for FREE. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars, available on select sailings, and subject to change. Ports of call are subject to change and may vary by ship. ‡Weather permitting. Some exclusions apply. *Free At Sea choice(s) must be selected at least 24 hours prior to sailing and cannot be changed on board. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to change, and can be canceled and withdrawn at any time. Components included in this offer have no monetary value and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 20% Gratuities Apply on: Free Open Bar; Free Specialty Dining. Free Extra Guests on select cruises. Restrictions apply. Second Guest Flies Free from select gateways on select sailings. Offer is combinable with other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, stateroom upgrades, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40. Additional restrictions apply. Contact your Vacation Consultant for full terms and conditions.

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Donna Hisey
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