Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed its newest ship, Norwegian Prima, the first of six in their Prima class, the company’s newest class of ships in nearly a decade. Launching this August, she will also be the first major cruise ship christened in Iceland, and will begin her 8-day inaugural voyage in the capital of Reykjavik on Aug. 27, 2022, sailing to Amsterdam.

Harry Sommer, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, shared in a press statement: “Today we usher in a thrilling new era in cruising as we celebrate the delivery of Norwegian Prima, the long-anticipated first ship in our extraordinary new Prima class. She is a true testament to our ‘guest first’ philosophy as well as our commitment to deliver unforgettable experiences that exceed expectations. We thank our wonderful partners at Fincantieri, whose coveted craftsmanship, expertise, and dedication, helped bring Norwegian Prima to life. We cannot wait to welcome our guests on board.”

With a capacity for 3,100 guests, Norwegian Prima features wide-open spaces, a stunning design, and a variety of brand and industry-first experiences. This is currently 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 3-level racetrack at sea on the Prima Speedway as well as The Drop, the world’s first free-fall dry slide offering a 10-story plunge experience that reaches more G-forces than an accelerating F1 race car, among many other superb amenities.

Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri added in the press statement: “We’re glad to work with Norwegian Cruise Line to create a world-class series of ships, and it’s a proud day seeing the first of the six Prima class vessels delivered today. Norwegian Prima is packed with world-firsts, never-before-seen features, and extraordinary attractions you would never expect at sea”.

Following her inaugural voyage, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of 8-day voyages from Amsterdam and Copenhagen offering guests the opportunity to explore Northern Europe and the Norwegian Fjords beginning October 2022.

For more information, visit ncl.com.