NCL officially welcomes Norwegian Prima in Iceland – Travel Weekly
, 2022-08-28 22:32:02,
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) christened its newest ship Norwegian Prima on Sunday, making history as the first major cruise ship christened in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The first of six ships in the Prima Class, Norwegian Prima, debuted to more than 2,500 guests in the Icelandic capital.
“With her stunning design and unique offerings, Norwegian Prima is in a league of her own,” the president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, Frank Del Rio, said.
“As the industry’s most spacious new cruise ship featuring ‘only-available-on-Prima-experiences,’ she is continuing NCL’s legacy of industry firsts. We wanted to launch Norwegian Prima in a location just as special and unique as she is, and Reykjavik’s striking landscape is the perfect setting for such a milestone occasion. We thank the Reykjavik community for welcoming us with open arms.”
The ship sits at 294 metres long and more than 143,535 tonnes with capacity for 3,100 guests at double occupancy. Norwegian Prima’s variety of recreational activities include some of the fastest slides at sea – The Rush and The Drop – and the Prima Speedway, a three-level racetrack. Spaces like Ocean Boulevard, the 4,088 square metres outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship; The Concourse, which boasts an outdoor sculpture garden; and pool decks and infinity-style pools at Infinity Beach.
“We have been eagerly anticipating and preparing for this special event for several years, so we…
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