The new class will build upon the brand’s legacy of freedom and flexibility found across its fleet and feature a host of cutting-edge designs that will further elevate its already award-winning guest experience. 

NCL website


NORWEGIAN Cruise Lines has shared a sneak peek at the “elevated spa and fitness offering” on board the soon-to-be-launched Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.

The two vessels will be the first of the six Prima Class ships on order – delivery of the half dozen scheduled over the next five years – with the “cruise industry’s first charcoal sauna at sea” and “two-storey cascading indoor spa waterfall” two highlights.

Company CEO Harry Sommer says the thinking behind the spa offering, as well as the other features on the Prima Class vessels, was “elevating guest experience across all touchpoints that make a perfect holiday at sea”.

“From food and beverage, entertainment, recreational activities and now spa and fitness,” he said.

“Our latest health and wellness experiences were designed to awaken the senses of our guests like never before pairing world-class design and architecture with one-of-kind offerings that truly allow our guests to unwind and escape.”

The charcoal sauna is “derived from Japanese and Korean wellness practices” to help “boost circulation and metabolism while removing toxins from the body” and treat muscle stiffness and tensions.

The charcoal sauna is one of eight thermal offerings on the Mandara Spa menu with guests also able to enjoy an ice room, experiential showers, floatation salt pool and infrared sauna in addition to the Vitality Pool, steam sauna and Finish sauna which are features on the line’s existing ships.

“The spa will also feature a relaxation area featuring 22 hot stone loungers,” an NCL media release explains.

“Guests can stay in one of the 28 exclusive spa balcony staterooms on board Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, providing travellers with premium access to the elevated Mandara Spa and its suite of thermal spa experiences.”

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