Norwegian Cruise Line first revealed plans for its newest class of ships, Prima-class, last May.
The class, which includes a debut ship also called Prima, the first of six in the class, will launch in August 2022, making the official countdown less than one year away.
While Norwegian has shared some details of the ship-class, including the most expansive variety of suite categories at sea (13-suite categories total), Norwegian’s largest-ever inside, ocean, and balcony staterooms, and more outdoor space than any other new cruise. However, there is still more to reveal, some of which was announced this week.
Norwegian on Tuesday showcased some of what guests can expect on the stages on Prima.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, a production about “the story of Donna Summer’s meteoric rise from young starlet to the Queen of Disco,” will headline Prima’s first season.
The 75-minute musical will transform the ship’s three-story theatre into a full disco, inviting guests to become a part of the show and dance to some of the most iconic Donna Summer songs. The venue, Norwegian’s first-ever to be able to go from a Broadway-style theatre to a Vegas-style nightclub, features a LED screen that lowers from the ceiling and is nearly half the size of the entire venue.
Outside of Summer, Norwegian is also bringing a number of interactive game shows onboard Prima, all in partnership with Fremantle Media. That lineup includes The Price is Right Live, Supermarket Sweet Live, Press Your Luck Live, and Beat the Clock Live. All games take place in the ship’s main theatre.
Prima will take some inspiration from past Norwegian debuts, along with a number of “firsts” for the cruise line.
The ship will welcome guests to the first-ever three-level racetrack, almost a quarter-mile in length and about 33% larger than Norwegian Encore’s. Prima’s track will include a new Speedway Bar located beneath the racetrack where guests can enjoy a drink after their race.
Prima will also take onboard thrills a step further with The Drop, a freefall dry slide that offers guests the opportunity to plunge 10-stories without ever leaving the ship. The Drop will be joined by The Rush, two other dueling dry slides where guests can race each other.
The ship will also offer a virtual gaming complex, with Galaxy Pavilion, with 14 different attractions that include two different escape rooms, a Topgolf Swing Suite, and more. The Topgolf Swing Suites will also be joined by Tee Time, a nine-hole mini-golf course set among a Vegas-style backdrop.
On the pool deck, outside of Norwegian’s signature Aqua Park and Main Pool areas, Prima will offer the line’s first-ever Tidal Wave waterslide where guests can ride waves on inner tubes.
Other spaces onboard include the adult-only area Vibe Beach Club, Syd Norman’s Pour House that debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2018, and The Improve at Sea.
After an inaugural year sailing “bucket-list itineraries,” which will give guests and advisors around the world the opportunity to see the ship, Prima will homeport in Galveston, Texas.
From there, the ship will sail 7-day voyages to the Western Caribbean visiting four ports—Costa Maya, Cozumel, Harvest Caye, and Roatan Island.