Norwegian Prima – Returns to Southampton

Ahead of her first European Cruise Season

Just after sunrise on 4th June Norwegian Cruise Line’s stunning Norwegian Prima arrived at the Ocean Cruise Terminal in Southampton.

Her arrival marked the end of a transatlantic crossing which included port calls in Iceland, Norway and Northern Europe and with the arrival in Southampton the start of Prima’s first North European cruise season.

Launched in August 2022 Norwegian Prima is the first in a new series of six Prima-Class ships, originally designated as Leonardo-Class.

She was christened in September 2022 by Katy Perry in Reykjavik (Iceland).

Here is me getting up close and personal while she alongside the Ocean Cruise Terminal.

Norwegian Prima will is homeport in Southampton and sail on a series of 10-11 night cruises to the Icelandic capital with stops in Zeebrugge, Amsterdam, Bergen, Geiranger, Alesund, Akureyri, Reykjavik.

Following her stay Norwegian Prima set sail for Zeebrugge late in the afternoon.

Check out the sail away video below and see just how stunning she looked sailing from Southampton in the late afternoon sunshine.

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Norwegian Prima – UK debut in Pictures

Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship Norwegian Prima made her UK debut when she arrived in the port of Southampton on 20th August.

Norwegian Prima is the first of 6 new “Prima-Class” cruise ships ordered from the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri under the project name “Leonardo-Class”. Theses are the first ships for NCL that are being constructed by the Italian shipbuilder.

Norwegian Prima was handed over on the 8th August and left the shipyard a couple of days later, she made brief stops in Civitavecchia and Barcelona before making her arrival in Southampton early 20th August.

Below are a series of images from arrival to sailing during her visit to Southampton.


Alongside the Horizon Cruise Terminal

Evening Departure

Check out my 4K arrival video

All images/Video © Andrew McAlpine

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