Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the all-new Norwegian Aqua, the first of the expanded Prima Plus Class setting sail in April 2025.
Travellers and agents can now book Norwegian Aqua’s first voyages to the Caribbean with seven-day itineraries departing from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Voyages include calls to the idyllic island destinations of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas.
The ship is currently being built by renowned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Spanning 1,056 feet long, 156,300 gross tons and accommodating 3,571 guests at double occupancy, Norwegian Aqua will offer more outdoor space and the highest staffing levels of any new contemporary cruise ship.
David J. Herrera, President of Norwegian Cruise Line said:
“Norwegian Aqua is a true testament to fusing 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.
“Named for both the beautiful shades of blue from the ocean and our connection to the sea, Norwegian Aqua will feature new, elevated and exhilarating offerings that once again showcase NCL as the innovator in the industry and as a key contributor to a new era of cruising.”
Norwegian Aqua will showcase a lively and colourful hull art design by NCL’s first-ever major female hull artist, Allison Hueman.
It will also premiere the world’s first hybrid rollercoaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster, an exclusive experience featuring three stories of twists and turns around the ship’s funnel.
Another unique feature is NCL’s first-ever Three-Bedroom Duplex Haven Suites in its premium keycard-access-only-complex, The Haven by Norwegian®.
These four two-story spacious suites feature separate living and dining areas; three bathrooms; a sprawling balcony; and three bedrooms.
The Haven aboard Norwegian Aqua is the largest Haven complex in the fleet with 123 well-appointed suites, including access to a dedicated sundeck; an infinity pool; an outdoor spa, two hot tubs; a private lounge; exclusive bar pouring rare spirits and vintages; and sweeping sea views.
Haven guests will continue to enjoy 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge team.
A variety of the most spacious accommodations in the fleet include inside, ocean view and balcony category staterooms and Studio staterooms for solo travelers with private access to a dedicated Studio Lounge.
The ship will also feature the company’s latest solo stateroom expanded categories, solo inside, solo oceanview and solo balcony at reduced fares that are less than the cost of paying double occupancy.
The new Glow Court, a digital sports complex with an interactive LED floor, will offer a variety of guest activities by day and then transform into a nightclub in the evening.
Guests will also be able to continue to enjoy some of their favourite Prima Class experiences including The Drop, NCL’s 10-story free-fall slide, and the Stadium, an expanded game space offering complimentary activities.
There are kids clubs and teen spaces onboard for children ages three to 12 and adolescents aged 13 to 17 and an infinity edge pool with expanded seating and day beds on the main pool deck.
For an elevated and adults-only experience, the expanded Vibe Beach Club will offer more lounge seating. Norwegian Aqua will also feature NCL’s most expansive Ocean Boulevard to-date.
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.
For more information, visit www.ncl.com.
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