Norwegian Cruise Line Prima Class


In 2017, Norwegian Cruise Line announced the next generation of ships with its Prima Class – they have six ships on order from 2022 to 2027. On the whole, the new class builds upon the brand’s legacy of freedom and flexibility found across its fleet and features a host of cutting-edge designs that will further elevate its already award-winning guest experience.

The first vessel of the brand-new class, Norwegian Prima, set sail in summer 2022 and has quickly gained a large and impressive fan base. Norwegian Viva debuted in summer 2023 and again, has become an instant hit with Norwegian Cruise Line guests.

Therefore, we’re taking a closer look at both of these ships today in our Prima Class blog.

Norwegian Prima Decks

Norwegian Prima Deck

Norwegian Prima

The first major cruise ship to be christened in Iceland and with Katy Perry as Godmother, Norwegian Prima debuted to huge applause.

Norwegian Prima sails from Southampton, read more here!

At 294 meters long and more than 143,535 tons with capacity for 3,100 guests at double occupancy, Norwegian Prima offers the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any contemporary or premium cruise ship. She additionally boasts the largest variety of suite categories available at sea as well as a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ultra-premium keycard-only access ship-within-a-ship concept.

Especially popular are her variety of recreational activities, including the fastest slides at sea – The Rush and The Drop – and the Prima Speedway, the first three-level racetrack at sea. These features provide guests with adrenaline-pumping moments.

The Concourse

The Concourse on Norwegian Prima

In details, you will love NCL Prima’s spaces like Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot outdoor walk-way which wraps around the entire ship. The Concourse, which boasts a multi-million dollar outdoor sculpture garden. And not to mention the expansive pool decks and infinity-style pools at Infinity Beach, offer guests a chance to slow down and relax.


Norwegian Prima Slides

Slides on NCL Prima

Norwegian Viva

Making a grand debut in Europe on August 10, 2023, Norwegian Viva departed for her first spectacular nine-day journey through the Mediterranean. Taking guests from Venice (Trieste) to Lisbon, the itinerary included stops in Salerno, off Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast, Cannes, along France’s stunning Cote d’Azur,and Ibiza, in the Balearic Islands, among other destinations. She sailed a selection of Greek Isles and Mediterranean voyages through to November. Before homeporting in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December for a season in the Caribbean. She has returned now to the Mediterranean in 2024 sailing from Athens and Trieste! 

Discover NCLs Cruises around the Mediterranean here!

Mirroring the design of award-winning sister ship Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Viva features standout onboard experiences including the Viva Speedway—the three-level racetrack; Indulge Food Hall, an upscale food market exhibiting 11 unique eateries; the fastest slides at sea, The Drop and Rush; and NCL’s industry-exclusive sustainable cocktail bar, the Metropolitan Bar.

In essence, Norwegian Viva’s upscale and spacious design is elevated by an expansive array of artwork across the ship, including The Concourse, a multi-million-dollar outdoor sculpture garden. And a dynamic, interactive 52-foot-wide art piece by contemporary British digital artist Dominic Harris. Exclusively created for Norwegian Viva, Harris’ “Every Wing Has a Silver Lining” digital art piece is on display at Metropolitan Bar and dynamically responds throughout the day to passing movement, creating engagement with the viewer.

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