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FINCANTIERI'S NEWBUILD FOR NCL TAKES TO THE WATER

FINCANTIERI'S NEWBUILD FOR NCL TAKES TO THE WATER

Friday, August 13, 2021 

'Norwegian Prima', the first of six vessels of Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) new Prima Class of ships ordered from Fincantieri has been floated out at the Italian group's shipyard in Marghera (Venice).

NCL is part of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Along with the sister-ships, Norwegian Prima will form the backbone of the future NCL fleet. At more than 142,500-tons, the vessels will be almost 300m long, and accommodate 3,215 passengers. Deliveries are scheduled between 2022 and 2027.

The class is based on a prototype project developed by Fincantieri, which enhances the consolidated features of NCL's signature offering of an enhanced passenger experience, with additional focus was set on energy efficiency, with the twofold aim of optimising consumption at sea and reducing environmental impact, compliant with all recent regulations.

Besides NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings operates the Regent Seven Seas Cruises brand, to which Fincantieri has delivered in Sestri Ponente (Genoa) Seven Seas Explorer in 2016 and Seven Seas Splendor in 2020 in Ancona, as well as Oceania Cruises, for which the Group has in its orderbook two new generation cruise ships, worth over €1bn, start of the 'Allura' class.

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