Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new Norwegian Prima has finally reached its Miami homeport, where began sailing on two inaugural voyages from Nov. 11-14, 2022 and Nov. 14-17, 2022, calling to Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas.
Following its inaugural journey, which began with a christening event in Reykjavik, Iceland in August and continued with inaugural sailings from New York, and most recently Galveston, Texas, Norwegian Prima arrived at NCL’s cruise terminal at Port Miami, the first cruise terminal in the world to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold New Construction v4.0 certification.
Built to elevate the guest experience and propel the brand forward with upgraded designs and offerings, Norwegian Prima features the Prima Speedway, the world’s only and largest three-level racetrack at sea; the brand’s first upscale Food Hall called Indulge; and The Metropolitan Bar, the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar featuring responsibly crafted zero-waste cocktails prepared with surplus ingredients. For the first time on Nov. 13, 2022, guests were also able to join Norwegian Prima’s debut sailing as she called at Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s 270-acre private island featuring white-sand beaches, a zipline running across the island, and NCL’s exclusive retreat, Silver Cove.
"There’s nothing like welcoming Norwegian Prima to Miami," said Harry Sommer, NCL’s president and CEO. "I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her come to life at the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice, Italy as well as launching her in style in Iceland. Now, we are showcasing her to our community here in Miami. It’s a dream come true.”
Norwegian Prima is the first of six ships in NCL’s Prima Class. At 965 feet long and displacing more than 143,535 gross registered tons with capacity for 3,100 guests double occupancy, the ship offers what NCL says are highest staffing levels and space ratio of any contemporary or premium cruise ship. She also has 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.
Norwegian Prima’s variety of recreational activities, including the fastest slides at sea—The Rush and The Drop—and Prima Speedway, provide guests with adrenaline-pumping moments. Spaces like Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000-square-foot outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship; The Concourse, which offers a multi-million-dollar outdoor sculpture garden; and expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach.