Norwegian Cruise Line‘s new ship, Norwegian Prima, will feature both a tri-level theatre and three-storey go-cart track when the 3,215 guest vessel launches in 2022.
The cruise line has revealed a kaleidoscope of entertainment and onboard experiences guests will be able to enjoy aboard Norwegian Prima – the first of six ships within NCL’s all-new Prima Class.
NCL has announced that Tony Award-nominated musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” as its interactive headlining act aboard Norwegian Prima, and continues to build up the hype with a list of other cruise industry firsts on the entertainment front.
Among those elevated onboard experiences are a three-storey theatre that converts into a Vegas-style nightclub, freefall drop dry slides and the largest racetrack at sea.
“We’re not just elevating the guest experience, we’re giving it an adrenaline rush and multisensory overload,” said Harry Sommer, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“When we launched Norwegian Prima, we aimed at going beyond expectations, providing our guests with more wide-open spaces, elevated service, thoughtful design and a variety of unforgettable experiences, and this latest unveiling of our entertainment and onboard activities lineup is going to have the wow-factor they’ve yearned for in a much-anticipated cruise vacation.”
The Drop will be the world’s first freefall dry slide where users will experience a 10-storey plunge reaching the highest G-forces of any cruise line. The edge-of-your-seat experience takes a competitive turn with The Rush, featuring duelling dry slides where guests can race each other for the ultimate in bragging rights.
As the only Cruise Line to offer go-karts at sea, NCL is upping the ante on Norwegian Prima, offering the largest and first-ever three-level racetrack with the Prima Speedway.
Featuring a longer straight section or stretch with a racetrack of more than 420 metres and more than one-fifth larger than the current racetrack on Norwegian Encore, the speedway will now go around and through the funnel of the ship and boasts 14 turns where 15 drivers can simultaneously race on the open ocean, reaching speeds of more than 50 kph. After racers have completed their ultimate thrill ride, they can unwind at the new Prima Speedway Bar located beneath the racetrack.
The Brand’s popular indoor virtual gaming complex, The Galaxy Pavilion, levels up to offer guests 14 attractions to choose from, including four new hyper-immersive simulator experiences only available on Norwegian Prima, two different escape rooms, and a Topgolf Swing Suite, showcasing the only Topgolf Swing Suite available at sea. The Topgolf Swing Suite features a variety of Topgolf games, world renowned virtual golf courses, and multi-player games. The Topgolf Swing Suite is powered by Full Swing golf simulator technology, the same simulator used by PGA Tour pros such as Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm.
Immersive Star Power Entertainment
From the powerhouse production team that brought “Jersey Boys” with current residence on Norwegian Bliss, comes “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” This is the story of Donna Summer’s meteoric rise from young starlet to the Queen of the Disco featuring a score of more than 20 of Summer’s mega disco hits including Bad Girl, Last Dance and Hot Stuff. The 75-minute production will be a first at sea where the theatre itself transforms into a full disco and guests can become a part of the show and dance to Summer’s all-time disco medleys.
Taking guests from the disco glam of “Summer” to the neon lights of “Light Balance Universe” featuring Light Balance, the golden buzzer winner from America’s Got Talent.
This one-of-a-kind dance crew brings their jaw-dropping visual effects and style to Norwegian Prima. Guests will experience high-energy choreography and acrobatics while partaking in a multisensory light spectacular.
Prima Theatre and Nightclub: A Multi-Purpose Masterpiece
All of Norwegian Prima’s headlining acts will take centre stage in this groundbreaking transformational theatre. The three-story venue, designed to seamlessly convert the space from a state-of-the art performance stage to expansive dance floor, will feature a customisable seating layout and moving LED screen that lowers from the ceiling and is nearly half the size of the venue. The extravagant high-energy nightclub’s SENSORIA theme provides clubgoers an out-of-body experience where they can dance late into the night and enjoy a kaleidoscope of high-energy music and innovative special effects.
Elevated Activities for Every Guest
Norwegian Prima will debut The Bull’s Eye, an elevated twist on the classic game of darts featuring a sophisticated video tracking system that automatically calculates each guest’s score and even offers instant game replays to ensure fun, competitive play.
NCL will introduce Tee Time, a supercharged version of minigolf, where guests can enjoy nine interactive holes set among a Vegas-style backdrop and even have a chance to win worth-your-while prizes.
Making its splashing first appearance on Norwegian Prima as part of the ship’s Aqua Park and Main Pool area, will be the Brand’s first Tidal Wave waterslide featuring gushing surf where guests can ride an innertube to catch the perfect wave. Guests looking to relax can do so in either one of two infinity hot tubs or under the area’s cascading water feature.
Vibe Beach Club, NCL’s adult-only area returns on Norwegian Prima providing enhanced experiences including a dedicated bar and two infinity hot tubs where guests can enjoy the ocean’s horizon at leisure.
Syd Norman’s Pour House, the onboard guest-favorite classic rock club makes its Rockstar comeback on Norwegian Prima after the concept initially debuted on Norwegian Breakaway in 2018. The venue features a stellar house band playing the greatest rock songs of all time from Aerosmith to Led Zeppelin.
There will be laughs on the high seas with The Improv at Sea comedy club showcasing standup performances against an intellectual tongue-and-cheek “Science of Comedy” theme.
Voyages aboard the 142,000 gross tonne Norwegian Prima begin in the northern hemisphere summer of 2022. Learn more about Prima‘s upmarket ‘ship within a ship’ product, The Haven by Norwegian, here.
All the details at ncl.com/au/en/cruise/prima
Lead image: Ocean Boulevard, featuring The Drop, on Norwegian Prima