Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils New Norwegian Aqua

Norwegian Cruise Line unveils the new Norwegian Aqua debuting an all-new Aqua Slidecoaster, reimagined main pool deck, and more.

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils New Norwegian Aqua


  • Norwegian Aqua to Debut in April 2025 from Port Canaveral, FL
  • World’s First Hybrid Coaster, NCL’s First Three-Bedroom Duplex Suites, and Digital Sports Complex to Debut on Norwegian Aqua
  • Captivating Hull Art by NCL’s First Major Female Hull Artist 

Norwegian Cruise Line today unveils the evolution of the Prima Class with the all-new Norwegian Aqua, the first of the expanded Prima Plus Class setting sail in April 2025.

Starting today, travelers can book Norwegian Aqua’s first voyages to the Caribbean with seven-day itineraries departing from Port Canaveral, FL. Voyages include calls to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island in the Bahamas.

The legacy continues with renowned Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri constructing this next-generation Prima Plus Class. Building upon Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, Norwegian Aqua will deliver brand-new guest experiences with an overall 10 percent size and capacity increase from its sister ships.

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils New Norwegian Aqua

Spanning 1,056 feet long, 156,300 gross tons, and accommodating 3,571 guests at double occupancy, Norwegian Aqua will offer more outdoor space and the highest staffing levels of any new contemporary cruise ship. 

“Norwegian Aqua is a true testament of fusing together what represents the future of our Brand as the first ship in the Prima Plus Class, and our commitment to pushing the boundaries in guest-first experiences that will make new waves at sea,” said David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Named for both the beautiful shades of blue from the ocean and our connection to the sea, Norwegian Aqua will feature new, elevated and exhilarating offerings that once again showcase NCL as the innovator in the industry and as a key contributor to a new era of cruising.”


Norwegian Aqua will showcase a lively and colorful hull art design by NCL’s first-ever major female hull artist, Allison Hueman. World-renowned for her street art and global brand collaborations, including Nike, L’Oreal, and Google, Hueman’s distinctive art style is a blend of ethereal realism.

Norwegian Aqua’s design, entitled “Where the Sky Meets the Sea,” is curated by Goldman Global Arts. It evokes modern mythology through colorful mashups of abstract and figurative representations of sea and sky, ruled by ancient goddesses.

“I’m honored, not only to be the first major female hull artist for Norwegian Cruise Line, but to also know that my artwork will be roaming the seas touching different parts of the world,” said Allison Hueman, Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist. “It’s incredibly special for me to partner with a brand that believes in the magical connection between art and exploration.”


Norwegian Aqua will premiere the world’s first hybrid rollercoaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster. Complete with exhilarating dual slides and a magnetic lift that propels adventurous guests through two different courses, this NCL exclusive experience will feature three stories of exciting twists and turns around the ship’s funnel.

The new Glow Court, a digital sports complex with an interactive LED floor, will offer a variety of interactive guest activities by day. It will then transform into a nightclub in the evening.

Guests can also continue to enjoy some of their favorite Prima Class experiences aboard Norwegian Aqua. These include The Drop, NCL’s 10-story free-fall slide, and the Stadium, a now expanded game space offering complimentary activities.


Boasting NCL’s first-ever Three-Bedroom Duplex Haven Suites, Norwegian Aqua will offer all-new luxurious accommodations in the Brand’s premium keycard-access-only-complex.

These four two-story spacious suites feature separate living and dining areas; three bathrooms; a sprawling balcony; and three bedrooms, of which two include a king size bed, with the master offering floor-to-ceiling windows for breathtaking ocean views.

The Haven aboard Norwegian Aqua will offer the largest Haven complex in the fleet with 123 well-appointed suites. They all include access to an expansive, dedicated sundeck; a serene infinity pool; an outdoor spa complete with a glass-walled sauna and cold room; two hot tubs; a private lounge; exclusive bar; and sweeping sea views available from every public space. Haven guests will continue to enjoy 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge team. 

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils New Norwegian Aqua

Further, Norwegian Aqua will offer a variety of the most spacious accommodations including inside, ocean view, and balcony category staterooms. Solo travelers will continue to enjoy NCL’s signature Studio staterooms, which are priced and designed with the solo traveler in mind and include access to a dedicated Studio Lounge. 

The ship will also feature the latest solo stateroom expanded categories, solo inside, solo oceanview, and solo balcony. These offer more space and variety of accommodations to single cruisers at reduced fares.  


NCL’s family-favorite Splash Academy, for children ages three to 12, will return to Norwegian Aqua. Adolescents aged 13 to 17, can engage in age-appropriate activities at Entourage, NCL’s teen club with its own dedicated space.

Guests looking to spend their days lounging at sea, will enjoy Norwegian Aqua’s infinity edge pool with expanded seating. For the first time in NCL’s fleet, day beds will be available on the main pool deck. For an elevated and adults-only experience, the expanded Vibe Beach Club will also offer more lounge seating.

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils New Norwegian Aqua

With additional outdoor spaces, guests can spend their days exploring and enjoying NCL’s most expansive Ocean Boulevard to-date. This outdoor walkway that wraps around the entire ship is complete with Oceanwalk, a glass bridge that offers great photo opportunities; Infinity Beach featuring intimate pools overlooking each side of the ship; and La Terrazza, the open-air lounge with sweeping sea views.


Following a series of Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral, Norwegian Aqua will offer five and seven-day voyages to Bermuda from New York City from August through October 2025. The ship will then sail five and seven-day Eastern Caribbean itineraries from Miami beginning October 2025 through April 2026.

Additional new features aboard Norwegian Aqua will be unveiled in the upcoming year.

SOURCE Norwegian Cruise Line


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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