Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new Prima Plus Class ship

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new Prima Plus Class ship

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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has shared a glimpse of the evolution of its Prima Class fleet, unveiling the all-new Norwegian Aqua, the first of the Prima Plus Class ships.

Setting sail in April 2025, Norwegian Aqua is the next generation of NCL ships following the award-winning Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.

Duplex bedroom

Norwegian Aqua will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida. Voyages include calls to the idyllic island destinations of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas.

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NCL president David J Herrera said: "Norwegian Aqua is a true testament of fusing together what represents the future of our brand as the first ship in the Prima Plus Class, and our commitment to pushing the boundaries in guest-first experiences that will make new waves at sea."  

Major new developments on board include even more luxurious accommodation with the option of four three-bed units and new attractions.

Three-Bedroom Duplex Haven Suites
Boasting NCL’s first-ever Three-Bedroom Duplex Haven Suites, Norwegian Aqua will offer all-new luxurious accommodations in the brand’s premium keycard-access-only-complex, The Haven by Norwegian. Four two-storey suites feature separate living and dining areas, three bathrooms, a huge balcony and three bedrooms, two of which include a king-size bed, with the master offering floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking ocean views.

Duplex entrance

Norwegian Aqua will also offer a variety of the most spacious accommodations including inside, ocean view and balcony category staterooms, while solo travellers will continue to enjoy NCL’s signature Studio staterooms, which are priced and designed with the solo traveller in mind and include private keycard access to a dedicated Studio Lounge.  

The Aqua Slidecoaster
Norwegian Aqua will premiere the world’s first hybrid roller coaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster. Complete with dual slides and a magnetic lift that propels adventurous guests through two different courses, this NCL exclusive experience will feature three storeys of exciting twists and turns around the ship's funnel.

Aqua Slidecoaster

Glow Court
The new Glow Court, a digital sports complex with an interactive LED floor, will offer a variety of interactive guest activities by day and then transform into a nightclub in the evening.

Glow Court

The Drop
Guests will also be able to continue to enjoy some of their favourite Prima Class experiences aboard Norwegian Aqua, including The Drop, NCL’s 10-story free-fall slide.


Following a series of seven-day Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral, Norwegian Aqua will offer five- and seven-day voyages to Bermuda from New York City from August 2025 through October 2025. 

The ship will then sail five- and seven-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries from Miami beginning October 2025 through April 2026.

Additional new features and highly anticipated guest experiences aboard Norwegian Aqua will be unveiled in the upcoming new year.

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