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Norwegian Prima Review

4.5 / 5.0
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43 reviews
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Initial paid passenger cruise still working out major bugs

Review for Norwegian Prima to the British Isles & Western Europe
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
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We chose the September 9, 2022 sailing on NCL Prima because the NCL cruise consultant told us it was the inaugural cruise after the original inaugural in mid-August was cancelled due to supply chain issues (ie would not be ready in time to meet original plan),

Embarkation in Amsterdam went smoothly for us once we informed people we had priority boarding. However, despite having chosen a 30-minute check-in time, unlike recent cruises, the staff tried to direct us to a large mostly full seating area because the regular check-in line was full.

Our cabin was beautiful and quite elegant (deck 16 balcony) with comfortable bedding, a nice loveseat and a pouf. The bathroom was actually very spacious, with a large powerful shower with pivoting glass door that did not leak! Very comfortable wicker deck chairs the semi-reclined. Really decent hanging space in closet but not much shelf space as that area was occupied by sliding baskets that were shallow and very tapered. The storage was the only cabin drawback. We left a lot of bulky items in our luggage which we pushed (easily) under the bed. No bedskirt but that made it easier to push/pull the luggage in/out.

Cabin Review

Our cabin was beautiful and quite elegant (deck 16 balcony) with comfortable bedding, a nice loveseat and a pouf. The bathroom was actually very spacious, with a large powerful shower with pivoting glass door that did not leak! Very comfortable wicker deck chairs the semi-reclined. Really decent hanging space in closet but not much shelf space as that area was occupied by sliding baskets that were shallow and very tapered. The storage was the only cabin drawback. We left a lot of bulky items in our luggage which we pushed (easily) under the bed. No bedskirt but that made it easier to push/pull the luggage in/out.

Port Reviews

Visby

Late substitution after 2nd or 3rd itinerary change - a lucky change. Beautiful medieval town about a 19-15 minute walk from cruise terminal.There’s an excellent historical museum and a very unexpected and pretty garden. Cute, quaint, historical, compact - perfect port stop!

Free wifi in the small terminal, Password posted on a board inside.

Amsterdam

So much to do - historical, reverent, bawdy, food, drink, entertainment, you name it, Amsterdam has it! Great public transit in the Amsterdam area or for longer trips.

Rostock (Warnemunde)

There’s quite a lot to do here than taking a 3 hour each-way trip to Berlin. An 8€ Day ticket for the Rostock area gets you from the port in Warnemunde to a lot of interesting sites.

Tallinn

Like Visby, an easy walk from the cruise terminal to a very well preserved medieval city with lots of sites as well as a variety of restaurants. Majority of Estonians spoke great English,so no problems there.

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