Prima-class cruise ship

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Prima-class cruise ship
Norwegian Prima Jan 19 2023.jpg
Norwegian Prima, the lead vessel of the Prima class
Class overview
OperatorsNorwegian Cruise Line
Preceded by Breakaway class
General characteristics
TypeCruise ship
Tonnage142,500 GT
Length300 m (984 ft 3 in)

Prima-class cruise ships, formerly known by the codename Project Leonardo, are class of cruise ships built for Norwegian Cruise Line. These are the first NCL ships to be built by Fincantieri. Each ship is expected to cost about $850 million.[1]

The first ship, the Norwegian Prima, entered service in 2022, with the second, the Norwegian Viva expected in 2023.


Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) ordered four ships in February 2017, with an option for two more ships, under the codename "Project Leonardo".[2] The ships should be delivered in the years 2022 to 2025, the optional ships up to 2027.

In July 2018, the cruise line confirmed its order for the fifth and sixth cruise ships under Project Leonardo. They are expected to join the NCL's fleet in 2026 and 2027 respectively.[3][4]


The ships will measure 140,000 gross tonnage (gt) and accommodate approximately 3,300 guests.[5]

In 2022, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the third to sixth vessels would have a higher passenger capacity of 3,550 guests.[6]


Built Ship Tonnage Flag Notes
2022 Norwegian Prima[7] 142,500 gt  Bahamas
2023 Norwegian Viva[8] 142,500 gt  Bahamas
2024 Unnamed 142,500 gt
2025 Unnamed
2026 Unnamed
2027 Unnamed


  1. ^ "Cruise Ship Orderbook". 6 January 2011. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ "Fincantieri: A New Class of Ships For Norwegian Cruise Line" (PDF). 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  3. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line to Build More Leonardo-Class Cruise Ships - Norwegian Cruise Line". Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  5. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Confirms Orders for Fifth and Sixth Ships in Next Generation of Newbuilds for Norwegian Cruise Line".
  6. ^ "Norwegian Cruise Line Adding More Capacity to 4 Prima Class Ships". 2022-05-10. Retrieved 2022-05-11.
  7. ^ "Norwegian Prima feiert Premiere: Norwegian Cruise Line gibt Details zum neuen Schiff bekannt".
  8. ^ "Norwegian Viva: Norwegian Cruise Line stellt sein neuestes Schiff vor". (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-26.