Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovative cruise company with a 57-year history of breaking boundaries, today unveils the evolution of the Prima class with the new Norwegian Aqua, the first of the expanded Prima Plus class set to sail in April 2025.
Starting today, customers can book Norwegian Aqua's first voyages to the Caribbean, with seven-day itineraries from one of the world's most sought-after cruise ports, Port Canaveral, Florida. Voyages include stops at the idyllic island destinations of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL's private island in the Bahamas.
The legacy continues with renowned Italian shipyard Fincantieri building this new generation of the Prima Plus class. Building on the award-winning experiences of Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Aqua will set new standards and offer new experiences to guests, which they will discover with an overall increase of 10 percent in size and capacity over her sister ships. At 1,056 feet long, 156,300 gross tons and accommodating 3,571 guests in double occupancy, Norwegian Aqua will offer the most open-air space and the highest staffing levels of any contemporary new cruise ship.
"Norwegian Aqua is a true example of fusion between what the future of our brand represents, as the first ship in the Prima Plus class, and our commitment to push the boundaries of guest experiences that will create new waves in the sea," said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. "Named as much for the beautiful blue hues of the ocean as for our connection to the sea, Norwegian Aqua will feature new, elevated and thought-provoking offerings that will once again showcase NCL as the industry innovator and a key contributor to a new era of cruising."
Norwegian Aqua will showcase lively and colorful hull art by NCL's first major female hull artist, Allison Hueman. Known worldwide for her urban art and collaborations with brands around the world, such as Nike, L'Oreal and Google, Hueman's distinctive artistic style is a blend of ethereal realism. Norwegian Aqua's design, titled "Where the Sky Meets the Sea," is directed by Goldman Global Arts and evokes modern mythology through colorful mixes of abstract and figurative representations of the sea and sky, ruled by ancient goddesses.
"I feel honored, not only to be the first major female hull artist for Norwegian Cruise Line, but also to know that my artwork will travel the seas touching different parts of the world," said Allison Hueman, Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist. "It's incredibly special for me to partner with a brand that believes in the magical connection between art and exploration."
THE WORLD'S FIRST HYBRID ROLLER COASTER AND EXCITING UPPER DECK EXPERIENCES
Norwegian Aqua will debut the world's first hybrid roller coaster and slide, Aqua Slidecoaster. This NCL-exclusive experience, which includes two thrilling slides and a magnetic elevator that propels adventurous guests through two different courses, will feature three floors of exciting twists and turns around the ship's funnel.
The new Glow Court, a digital sports complex with an interactive LED surface, will offer a variety of interactive activities for guests during the day and will transform into a nightclub at night. Guests will also be able to continue enjoying some of their favorite Prima class experiences aboard Norwegian Aqua, including The Drop, NCL's 10-story free-fall slide, and Stadium, an expanded play space that offers complementary activities. .
NCL'S LARGEST HAVEN COMPLEX AND MOST SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE OFFSHORE
Featuring the first three-bedroom Duplex Haven Suites in NCL's history, Norwegian Aqua will offer luxurious new accommodations at the brand's premium card-only resort, The Haven by Norwegian®. These four spacious two-story suites have separate living and dining areas, three bathrooms, a large balcony and three bedrooms, two of them with a king size bed, and the master with floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy stunning views. sea views. The Haven on board Norwegian Aqua will offer the largest Haven resort in the fleet, with 123 well-appointed suites, including access to a spacious sundeck, an infinity pool overlooking the stern of the ship, an outdoor spa with a glass sauna and cold room, two whirlpool tubs, a private lounge, an exclusive bar with exclusive spirits and wines, and ocean views from all public spaces. Guests at The Haven will continue to enjoy 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge team.
Norwegian Aqua will offer a variety of the most spacious accommodations in the fleet, including interior, ocean view and balcony rooms, while solo travelers will continue to enjoy NCL's Studio Rooms, priced and designed with them in mind. include private key card access to an exclusive Studio Lounge. The ship will also feature new solo room categories, inside only, oceanview only and balcony only, which offer more space and variety of accommodation to guests traveling alone at lower prices than a double room.
MORE SPACE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
NCL family favorite Splash Academy, for children ages 3 to 12, will return to Norwegian Aqua. Teens ages 13 to 17 will be able to participate in fun, age-appropriate activities at Entourage, NCL's teen club with its own dedicated space.
Guests looking to spend their days lounging at sea will be able to enjoy Norwegian Aqua's infinity pool with more seating, and for the first time in the NCL fleet, daybeds will be available on the main pool deck, so Guests can rest and relax. For an elevated, adults-only experience, the expanded Vibe Beach Club will also offer more lounging areas. With additional outdoor spaces to enjoy, guests can spend their days exploring and enjoying NCL's widest Ocean Boulevard to date, the open-air promenade that wraps around the entire ship complete with Oceanwalk, a glass bridge located on each side of the boat offering great photo opportunities; Infinity Beach with expanded views and intimate pools overlooking each side of the ship; and La Terrazza, the outdoor lounge with sea views.
FUN ITINERARIES UNDER THE SUN ALL YEAR ROUND
Following a series of seven-day voyages to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida, Norwegian Aqua will offer five- and seven-day voyages to Bermuda from New York from August 2025 to October 2025. The ship will then operate five- and seven-day itineraries. days in the Eastern Caribbean from Miami, the "Cruise Capital of the World", from October 2025 to April 2026.
Over the next year, other new features and long-awaited experiences will be announced on board Norwegian Aqua.
For more information about the company's award-winning fleet of 19 ships and its worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, contact a travel agent, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com.