Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the latest Prima Plus Class ship, the Norwegian Aqua.
The ship will be larger than her sister ships, the Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.
The difference is that the Norwegian Aqua will offer more outdoor space and more staff. The line will also debut its first-ever three-bedroom duplex as well as new rides and restaurants.
She has already been dubbed the “spaghetti ship” because of the peculiar design of the world’s first “Slidecoaster”.
The ship will be able to accommodate 3571 passengers. She will sail from Port Canaveral in Florida and the ship will visit 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.
“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,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line.
“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.”
The line has chosen Allison Hueman, a street artist known for her collaborations with Nike, L’Oreal and Google.
She’s the first female to be chosen to paint the Norwegian Aqua’s hull and the piece she has created is titled “Where the Sky Meets the Sea”.
“I’m honoured, not only to be the first major female hull artist for Norwegian Cruise Line, but to also know that my artwork will be roaming the seas touching different parts of the world,” said Allison Hueman.
“It’s incredibly special for me to partner with a brand that believes in the magical connection between art and exploration.”
World’s first cruise rollercoaster
Norwegian Aqua will premiere the world’s first hybrid rollercoaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster. The rollercoaster experience will feature three stories of exciting twists and turns around the ship’s funnel.
The new Glow Court is a digital sports complex with an interactive LED floor. It has games by day, and then a nightclub in the evening.
Some of the Prima Class experiences will be back including The Drop, NCL’s 10-storey free fall slide as well as the Stadium.
NCL’s largest Haven complex
The Norwegian Aqua will have the line’s first-ever three-bedroom duplex Haven Suites, in the private ship-within-a-ship complex.
These two-story spacious suites feature separate living and dining areas; three bathrooms; a sprawling balcony; and three bedrooms, of which two include a king size bed, with the master offering floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking ocean views.
In The Haven, there will be 123 suites that includes access to the private sundeck, an infinity pool, an outdoor spa with a sauna and cold room. There are also two hot tubs; a private lounge; exclusive bar pouring rare spirits and vintages. Guests will have access to 24-hour butler service with a dedicated concierge team.