The ship will then reposition to New York for Bermuda cruises from August through October 2025 before undertaking five- and seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises from PortMiami through April 2026.
For its Canaveral series, Norwegian Aqua will call at Puerto Plata, Tortola, St. Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay.
This first Prima Plus ship, 1,056 feet in length, is about 10% larger than Norwegian Prima and this year's Norwegian Viva, at approximately 156,300gt, up from 143,500gt, with about 3,571 lower berths, up from 3,125.
Norwegian Aqua will not have a racetrack. Instead, if offers what NCL touts as the world's first hybrid roller-coaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster.
Other novel features include a digital sports complex and the largest Haven suites complex with three bedroom duplex Haven suites.
Hull art by Allison Hueman
Norwegian Aqua's lively and colorful hull art is by Filipino-American Allison Hueman, the first woman to conceive hull art for NCL. Renowned for her street art and global brand collaborations including Nike, L’Oreal and Google, Hueman created a design called 'Where the Sky Meets the Sea' for Norwegian Aqua, evoking modern mythology through colorful mashups of abstract and figurative representations of sea and sky, ruled by ancient goddesses. The work is curated by Goldman Global Arts.
The Aqua Slidecoaster is complete with exhilarating dual slides and a magnetic lift that propels riders through two different courses. This NCL exclusive will feature three stories of 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 activities by day before transforming into a nightclub in the evening.
Some upper-deck Prima-class experiences continuing aboard Norwegian Aqua include The Drop, a 10-story free-fall slide, and the Stadium, a now expanded game space offering complimentary activities.
Largest Haven complex
The Haven by Norwegian will be the largest in the fleet with 123 suites including NCL's first three bedroom duplex Haven suites. These four two-story suites feature separate living and dining areas, three bathrooms, a sprawling balcony and three bedrooms (two with king-sized beds and the mater offering floor-to-ceiling windows).
Among the ship's regular accommodations will be NCL's latest solo expanded stateroom categories: solo inside, solo ocean-view and solo balcony.
Infinity pool with expanded seating
Norwegian Aqua’s infinity edge pool will provide expanded seating and, for the first time in NCL’s fleet, day beds will be available on the main pool deck.
For an elevated, adults-only experience, the expanded Vibe Beach Club will also offer more lounge seating.
Most expansive Ocean Boulevard
The ship also offers NCL's largest Ocean Boulevard, the wrap-around outdoor walkway, with Oceanwalk, a glass bridge for photo opportunities; Infinity Beach with pools pools overlooking each side of the ship; and La Terrazza, the open-air lounge with sweeping views.