Nine Unique Offerings on a Cruise Ship That Will Blow Your Mind!
MUMBAI (May 2022): The new generation of cruise ship means cruising today is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, so you can holiday your way no matter where you travel. Whether you’re young or young
MUMBAI (May 2022): The new generation of cruise ship means cruising today is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, so you can holiday your way no matter where you travel. Whether you’re young or young at heart, you can enjoy a different holiday every day, from indulgent relaxation to thrilling experiences and spell-binding entertainment – together with expertly crafted international cuisine and first-in-class interior design – everything you could possibly need for the ultimate holiday, and all in one location. The industry’s most spacious new ship, Norwegian Prima – created by the global cruise travel innovators, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) – will redefine what you thought possible at sea when she launches in Europe in August this year. The first in a new class of ground-breaking ships, Norwegian Prima will set the stage for a new era in cruising.
Discover the top nine things you never knew you could do at sea and prepare to try something dramatically different for your next holiday.
1. Ready, Set, Race!
Image: The three-storey Prima Speedway
Start your engines on the world’s first three-level go-kart racetrack at sea. The 420-metre Prima Speedway is an exhilarating way to take in the stunning views of destinations like Iceland’s waterfalls and Norway’s fjords, as you zoom down the straight and around hairpin turns in an electric go-kart that can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour.
Challenge your friends and family to an epic adventure on the Prima Speedway during an 11-day Iceland & Norway to Reykjavik voyage from London.
2. To the Edge of Infinity
Image: Infinity Beach on Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva Make a splash at Infinity Beach, where you’ll feel at one with the sea in your choice of two infinity pools hovering just above the ocean’s surface. After a refreshing dip, sit back on your daybed to soak up the expansive ocean views, all while feeling like you are literally about to dip into the horizon – now that’s a unique way to catch some R&R! Experience Infinity Beach on Norwegian Prima’s 12-day Caribbean: Curacao, Aruba and Cozumel voyage, sailing from New York.
3. Technology, Meet Art
A high-technology open-air sculpture garden that transforms right before your eyes as the light changes…it might sound like something straight out of the world’s most modern art galleries, but this innovative art space, The Concourse, is located at the aft of Norwegian Prima’s expansive Ocean Boulevard. Featuring six stunning and immersive sculptural pieces by world-renowned artist Alexander Krivosheiw, as well as an art wall designed by famed UK artist David Harber For the ultimate photo opportunity at any time of day, explore The Concourse on a 10-day Northern Europe: Oslo and Bergen voyage on Norwegian Prima from Copenhagen to London.
4. A Little Piece of Haven
If you love the dining, entertainment and amenities on board today’s contemporary cruise ships, but also crave the privacy, exclusivity and luxury offered on smaller vessels, then NCL’s ship-within-a-ship concept is the only way to sail. The Haven by Norwegian®, the line’s exclusive suite enclave, offers seriously spacious lodgings, access to all the exciting activities and amenities the ship has to offer, as well as refined offerings reserved exclusively for Haven guests.
Guests of The Haven enjoy exclusive access to a private restaurant, lounge, bar, sundeck, infinity pool, hot tubs, 24-hour butler as well as priority embarkation, disembarkation and seating at shows and restaurants. Sailing on NCL’s newest ship, Norwegian Prima? You’re in for a treat – the entire space boasts stunning interior design by Piero Lissoni, the pre-eminent Italian design talent. Indulge in The Haven by Norwegian on Norwegian Prima’s 11-day Transatlantic: Halifax and Akureyri round trip sailing from New York departing 14 May 2023.
5. Walk on Water
Switch-up your ordinary stroll around the ship for a unique experience that allows you to watch the swell literally roll below your feet. The two glass Oceanwalk bridges on board Norwegian Prima provide breathtaking, panoramic views as you walk over the open sea, a must-try activity and the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable photo opportunity. Put your best foot forward and enjoy NCL’s Oceanwalk on Norwegian Prima’s 10-day Northern Europe: Iceland & Norway to London sailing departing from Reykjavik.
6. The Drop & The Rush
Image: The Rush – the fastest slides at sea Feel the rush of the fastest slides at sea, The Drop & The Rush aboard Norwegian Prima. The Rush comprises two duelling slides located at the starboard side of the ship where guests can indulge their competitive spirit with friends and family as they plunge 10 stories, twisting and turning through the
ship’s superstructure and reaching the highest G-forces possible at sea – more than the acceleration of an F1 racer! For guests who would rather go at their own pace, The Drop is the first free-fall dry slide in the world, located portside where guests can slide seamlessly from deck 18 down to deck 8 seated comfortably ona mat. Feel the rush onboard Norwegian Prima’s 12-day Transatlantic: Scotland & Iceland sailing from London to New York.
7. Discover Delectable Dining
Food glorious food is one of the most anticipated elements of any holiday, and on a ship like Norwegian Prima, you’ll enjoy the finest cuisine at sea without the hassle of waiting weeks for a dinner booking. The elegant Onda by Scarpetta brings the charm and cultivated Italian cuisine of its critically-acclaimed Scarpetta sister restaurants in the USA, UK and UAE to sea. Onda, which is Italian for “wave”, offers a fresh take on traditional Italian dishes in a fine-dining setting wrapped in ocean views – the modern version of Spaghetti Tomato and Basil is a global fan-favourite. Onda by Scarpetta is available onboard Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Encore and Norwegian Spirit. Dine at Onda by Scarpetta on board Norwegian Prima’s 8-day Iceland and Norway sailing from Amsterdam to Reykjavik.
8. A Whole New (Virtual) World
Explore 14 unique attractions and immerse yourself in over 40 virtual experiences in the Galaxy Pavilion aboard Norwegian Prima, home to some of the most out-of-this-world experiences afloat. Test your problem-solving skills in an Escape Room, soar over the open ocean in the first-ever Flying Simulator at sea or play some of the world’s renowned virtual golf courses in the Topgolf Swing Suite, powered by Full Swing’s cutting-edge golf simulator technology. The Galaxy Pavilion is also available on-board Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Encore. Find your virtual self in the Galaxy Pavilion on Norwegian Prima’s 14-day Iceland: Reykjavik and Belfast round trip sailing departing from London.
9. Around the world in 80 dishes
Explore a range of international flavours as you sail around the world in Norwegian Prima’s enticing new Indulge Food Hall. Inspired by the world’s great gourmet market halls, it offers laidback, social dining from breakfast until bed. Choose from 11 mouth-watering casual dining stations and food trucks, or enjoy tasty global dishes in a roomy cabana in the expansive Outdoor Lounge area for a breezy, beach club vibe. Don’t miss spit-roasted meats at Seaside Rotisserie, southern comfort food and succulent ribs at Q Texas Smokehouse, fun food trucks at The Latin Quarter, international noodles at Nudls, rich Indian flavours at Tamara, custom-made or ready-to-go salads from The Garden, or a well-deserved treat at Coco’s Desserts.
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For more information about the Company’s award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 022-7127-9333 or visit www.ncl.com.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
As the innovator in global cruise travel, Norwegian Cruise Line has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for 55 years. Most notably, the cruise line revolutionized the industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal vacation on their preferred schedule with no assigned dining and entertainment times and no formal dress codes. Today, its fleet of 17 contemporary ships sail to over 300 of the world’s most desirable destinations, including Great Stirrup Cay, the company’s private island in the Bahamas and its resort destination Harvest Caye in Belize. Norwegian Cruise Line not only provides superior guest service from land to sea, but also offers a wide variety of award-winning entertainment and dining options as well as a range of accommodations across the fleet, including solo traveler staterooms, club balcony suites, spa-suites and The Haven by Norwegian®, the company’s ship within-a-ship concept. For additional information or to book a cruise, contact a travel professional, call 022-7127-9333 or visit www.ncl.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, visit the NCL Newsroom and follow Norwegian Cruise Line on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @NorwegianCruiseLine; and Twitter @CruiseNorwegian.