We just returned from the 10 day 9/13 Prima sailing. Overall we loved the ship.
Food: the food venues were all great. The main dining room - Hudson’s- is an amazing space with a panoramic view from every table. In addition to dinner; we also enjoyed the lunch menu at Hudsons. We really liked the Indulge Food Hall concept where you sit anywhere and order anything you want from a tablet. Palomar and Cagney’s were amazing. We also tried Los Lobos where the Mexican dishes were also great. The table side guacamole preparation was top notch.
The ship: we loved the variety of intimate seating areas everywhere inside and out. We were particularly happy with the many indoor spaces that have a fantastic view and connection with the passing sea.
The room was spacious and functional. The bed was very comfortable. Plenty of power and charging outlets. The deck chairs are incredibly comfortable and recline. When seated you can actually see out vs. staring at the balcony railing. The bathrooms are nicely designed and had a large comfortable shower.
D-Day tour 9B with Overlord Tours
We took tour 9b from our ship NCL Prima out of Le Havre. Yannick met us with a large and comfortable passenger van. This young man was a walking encyclopedia about D-day. His commentary was riveting and fun as we drove to Omaha Beach as he regaled the events of that day. At the beach he showed pictures and maps related to where we were standing. He explained in detail the events of that invasion. He knew the time and sequence of every military group. He knew the back stories of some of the soldiers involved in the battle.
We had stops at Omaha Beach, the American Cemetery, then the towns of Bayeux and Honfleur. We had plenty of time at each stop to see what we wanted.
In Bayeux, while others toured the town, Yannick suggested we visit the Tapestry of Bayeux after we mentioned we had ancestry ties to William the Conqueror in 1066. One of the highlights of the day.
Throughout the day Yannick kept us informed of the timeline at and between each stop. We returned to the pier on time after a fabulous day of learning and sightseeing.
Our stop in Amsterdam was a short 6 hours due to the limitations with the locks in and out. Advice: the walk to the city center is 30-40 minutes and thru busy Highway environments. We used Uber to and from for about $12 each way - and saved so much stress. Our ship left without 9 passengers who were late.
We visited the Ann Frank house and museum- and highly recommend it. Note: tickets must be Pre purchased online and are only avail on the first Tues of the month; and sell out fast. (Tickets open Midnight Amsterdam time) We purchased the “extra” Pre-visit tour which gives you quicker access and a 30 min talk before entering the museum.
We used a tour thru Viator for our transfer from port to London. It was a good way to get a full day of sightseeing for Windsor Castle and Stonehenge.