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NCL’s Norwegian Prima Will Make its Debut Homeporting in Southampton This Summer

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced that this summer will mark the first time that its ground-breaking ship Norwegian Prima will be homeported in Southampton.

This comes as (NCL) enhances its Europe deployment with longer, more diverse , and unique itineraries for the 2023 season. On May 25, Norwegian Prima will make its way back to Europe, with homeports in Southampton, Spain, Barcelona, and Reykjavik, Iceland.

By the end of December 2023, ten NCL ships will be operating in European waters, including Norwegian Viva, the second ship to enter the Prima Class of the company and offering 132 unique itineraries with 46 roundtrips and 86 open-jaw sailings. Cruises will be departing from 15 homeports, including brand-firsts such as Bilbao, Tromso, Marseille and Ravenna, and sailing to 150 ports of call throughout Nothern Europe, The Mediterranean and The Greek Isles.

(NCL) is shifting towards longer cruises, as 87% of its European voyages are set to have a duration of 9 or more days, compared to 63% in 2019. With an average of 10.5 hours in port, guests can either explore a destination at their leisure or opt for NCL’S wide range of shore excursions, which include six new categories such as beyond blueprints, gourmet tours and go local allowing guests to uncover more of each destination they visit.

“Europe is a destination that has captured the hearts and imaginations of travelers for generations. This season, we’re thrilled to be offering even more opportunities to explore this fascinating continent, with the added bonus of having prima homeport from Southampton this summer” says Gary Anslow, head of UK & Ireland business for Norwegian cruise line.

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