(31 August 2022, 11:15 +07) Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) christened Norwegian Prima in Reykjavík, the first major cruise ship to ever be christened in the city.
Norwegian Prima will depart on inaugural voyages to Northern Europe from Netherlands, Denmark and England beginning 3 September 2022, before making her way to the U.S.
She will then sail voyages to the Caribbean from New York City, Galveston, Texas and Miami in October and November before settling into her homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston, Texas for the 2023 and 2024 cruise season.
Norwegian Prima is the first of six ships that will make up the Prima Class.
“With her stunning design and unique offerings, Norwegian Prima is in a league of her own,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “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.”
Guests at the christening ceremony were treated to a performance by Katy Perry, Norwegian Prima’s godmother, who took to the main stage to officially name and christen the vessel with the ceremonial champagne bottle break across the ship’s hull.
The three-level Prima Theater & Club stage was then transformed into a whimsical backdrop where guests enjoyed a powerhouse performance of some of Perry’s chart-topping hits, including California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Roar and Firework.
“It was so much fun to sprinkle some fairy godmother dust on Norwegian Prima and send her on her way to sail the high seas,” said Katy Perry. “I always appreciate a family vacation and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so I was happy to wish all the vacationing guests a happy bon voyage!”
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