It’s the multimillion-dollar cruise ship set to “push the boundaries” for travellers, including one “world-first” experience.
The Sun reports the company’s newest adventure is that of Norwegian Aqua, which will form part of their Prima Class.
The ship is due to set sail from Florida in April 2025, and it will take passengers on a seven-day voyage through the Caribbean.
Cruises are expected to call at a variety of exotic destinations, including Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the cruise company’s very own private island in the Bahamas.
Norwegian Aqua will be able to hold 3,751 passengers inside a variety of different rooms and suites.
There will be a variety of accommodation options on-board, including the three-bedroom Duplex Haven Suites.
The luxury suites will span across two-floors, and they will include features like a living room, dining area, three bathrooms, a balcony, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
There will also be a series of Studio Staterooms designed for solo travellers.
In addition to the rooms, Norwegian Aqua will also be home to the world’s first at-sea hybrid rollercoaster and water slide.
The Aqua Slidecoaster will have dual slides, and it will span across three of the ship’s floors with a series of twists and turns.
There will also be a new digital sports complex on-board the ship.
The Glow Court will have an interactive LED floor where passengers will be able to play a variety of activities during the day.
It will then become a nightclub space in the evening.
Other features on the ship include The Drop – a 10-story free-fall slide, and a game space called the Stadium where complimentary activities will be offered.
There will also be family-friendly activities on-board, like the Splash Academy for guests aged between 3 and 12, while the Entourage will be the ship’s dedicated space for teenagers.
Other features will include an infinity edge pool, a main pool deck with sunloungers, and an adults-only beach club.
Meanwhile, other outdoor spaces will include an outdoor walkway that will wrap around the entire ship, as well as a glass bridge called Oceanwalk.
At Infinity Beach, passengers will find several pools overlooking each side of the ship.
There will also be an open-air lounge called La Terrazza where passengers will be able to soak in more views.
In a press release, David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line said: “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.
“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.”
Passengers will be able to book onto the ship’s first voyages from today.
Norwegian Aqua isn’t the only cruise ship launching soon, Explora I will be the first luxury cruise ship from Explora Journeys.
The Explora I will be able to hold 922 passengers inside its 461 suites, and it will also be home to the world’s very first at-sea Rolex store as well as a Cartier store.
Meanwhile, passengers on the MV Gemini can explore 135 countries for less than it costs to rent a flat in London.
The Life At Sea Cruises ship promises “an experience like no other” with a fitness centre, a 24-hour-on-call hospital, a salon, a sundeck, and a swimming pool as well as several dining options to satisfy foodies.
Payment options start from $3,965 (£2,061) per month, which works out to $135 (£70) per night for an all-inclusive room.
The per-month cost is cheaper than plenty of central London flats – with some one-bedroom properties costing upwards of $5770, not including bills.
And this man revealed he bought an apartment on-board a cruise ship because it is cheaper than living in San Diego. Austin Wells said it made sense for him because it was a way for him to travel the globe without “up-ending his daily routine.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
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