It’s official: Pop star and
“American Idol” judge Katy Perry has introduced her big new baby to the world –
the 294m-long Norwegian Prima.
Perry, as godmother to NCL’s newest
ship, performed at the christening event live in Reykjavik on 27 August.
It was the first time the
Icelandic capital city had hosted a major cruise ship christening.
which, Norwegian Prima set sail on her eight-day maiden voyage to Amsterdam.
Norwegian Prima is NCL’s most in-demand ship ever.
The new ship has
done away with the concept of a main dining room with a changing
rotation of menus; instead, Hudson’s will offer a fixed menu and become what president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, Harry Sommer called,
“the largest specialty dining room at sea”.
a new upscale Mediterranean seafood eatery on Norwegian Prima, called Palomar,
and a new, elevated “hibachi-style” restaurant called Hasuki. In addition, the
ship has a new-for-the-brand sushi restaurant concept called Nama that will
focus on “upscale sushi and sashimi masterpieces”.
Braydon Holland, senior director sales Asia, Norwegian Cruise Line, said,
“We are thrilled that our
ground-breaking new vessel, Norwegian Prima, has finally set sail and made
history as the first major cruise ship to be christened in Iceland – with the
help of godmother and world-renowned superstar Katy Perry.
“It’s no surprise Norwegian Prima is our most in-demand ship ever,
notching up our best booking day and week in our company’s 55-year history.
With her elevated style, design, service, gourmet culinary offering and
sensational itineraries, she offers everything the modern Asian cruiser is
“Having personally experienced the ship first-hand together with travel
partners from Asia, I can confidently say that Norwegian Prima exceeds all
its inaugural sailing, Norwegian Prima will sail a series of eight-day voyages
from Amsterdam and Copenhagen, offering guests the opportunity to explore
Northern Europe and the Norwegian Fjords.
then sail Bermuda from 10 October 2022; Caribbean itineraries from 15 October
2022; and Western Caribbean voyages from 11 December 2022 to 19 March 2023,
before returning to Bermuda from 28 March to 7 May 2023.
then offer cruises to Northern Europe from 14 May through 17 September 2023.