While still grappling with the issues of how to meet CDC mandates and resume cruises from U.S. ports this year, Norwegian Cruise Line is also looking ahead to summer 2022.
It has released a video giving a preview of Norwegian Prima, the first in a new series of six Prima Class ships from shipbuilder Fincantieri that are the brand’s first new class of ships in nearly 10 years and that began life as “Project Leonardo.”
The ships will be 965 feet long, 142,500 gross tons and able to accommodate 3,215 guests at double occupancy.
With bookings opening up today for voyages beginning in summer 2022, Norwegian Prima is described as a game-changer for the company, “offering guests exciting itineraries, more wide-open spaces, thoughtful and stunning design, a variety of new experiences as well as Norwegian’s exceptional service.”
Norwegian Prima will offer the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise category. It will also offer the largest variety of suite categories available at sea with 13 suite categories as well as the largest three-bedroom suites of any new cruise ship and Norwegian’s largest-ever inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms, including the brand’s largest-ever bathrooms and showers for standard stateroom categories. Norwegian says the ship will also offer the most outdoor deck space of any new cruise ship including more total pool deck space than any other ship in its fleet.