Norwegian Prima Arrives In Galveston

Norwegian Prima ship exterior


The Award-Winning Norwegian Prima to Sail a Variety of Bucket-List Worthy Caribbean Cruises Beginning Dec. 15, 2023 Through April 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 57-year history of breaking boundaries, is proud to announce today that Norwegian Prima, the first ship in its groundbreaking Prima Class, arrived to the Port of Galveston in Texas for its first official season since her launch in 2022.

Today, Norwegian Prima will kick off her inaugural season in the Lone Star State and settle into its new homeport of Galveston, Texas for the 2023 and 2024 cruise season. As one of NCL’s newest vessels, Norwegian Prima will offer round-trip, seven-day cruises to some of the most beautiful, tropical destinations including the Company’s resort-style island destination, Harvest Caye in Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Roatán (Bay Islands), Honduras. In addition, Norwegian Prima’s sister ship and newest vessel of the NCL fleet, Norwegian Viva, will homeport in Galveston, Texas for the first time ever from December 2025 to April 2026.

“We’re extremely excited to have Norwegian Prima officially sail out of Galveston, Texas this season as we are committed listening to our guests’ feedback and providing them with more opportunities to cruise from popular, easily accessible ports,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “As we see the value in sailing from this destination and look to strengthen our presence, we are proud to bring two of our most innovative ships in the fleet to the great state of Texas offering dream cruise vacations to not only the immediate market but the surrounding drive markets.”

Norwegian Prima Ocean Boulevard infinity beach
Norwegian Prima Ocean Boulevard infinity beach

On the heels of winning three Cruise Critic Editors Pick Awards for Best Cruise Line for Spa, Specialty Dining and Solo Travelers, NCL’s award-winning Norwegian Prima accommodates 3,100 guests at double occupancy and comprises over 1,500 staterooms, 18 dining venues, and 17 bars and lounges among her 20 decks.

Norwegian Prima was the first ship in the NCL fleet to debut one-of-a-kind experiences including the Prima Speedway, the first three-level racetrack at sea; the Prima Theater & Club, a three-story transformational theater-nightclub; the Metropolitan Bar, the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar at sea; and Indulge Food Hall which offers 11 different cuisines including Q, a Texas-style BBQ.

Norwegian Prima Racetrack twilight
Norwegian Prima Racetrack twilight

The Prima Class ship also features the 44,000 square-foot, wrap-around outdoor walkway, Ocean Boulevard, boasting more spaces for guests to soak in the sun including infinity beach and infinity pools, as well as La Terrazza, the al fresco lounge area; The Concourse, the open-air sculpture garden; and Oceanwalk, a clear glass bridge that offers great photo opportunities.

In addition to a wide-variety of onboard activities, Norwegian Prima also offers some of the most spacious accommodations at sea for all types of guests such as solo staterooms, priced for the single cruiser in mind; connecting balcony staterooms for large families; and The Haven by Norwegian®, the Company’s luxurious, key card access only complex with 107 suites, a private restaurant, bar, lounge and sundeck plus a concierge and 24-hour butler service.

To learn more about all of Norwegian Prima’s stand-out amenities, please click here.

For more information about Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning 19-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit

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