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Norwegian Prima Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Boutique hotel on the sea

Review for Norwegian Prima to the Caribbean
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hungry1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022
Cabin: Studio

The bulk of the itinerary was to visit the Southern Caribbean. I have never been. I also have never been to Galveston, TX before. The idea of new destinations appealed to me. I booked the first week bookings became available. The marketing described the ship as more space per passenger and a lower crew to passenger ratio. Both statements were accurate for the most part. In an effort to provide as much bang for your buck possible, some of the spaces proved to be inadequately small, such as Syd Norman's performance space and Improv at Sea where I witnessed a couple of sets of stand-up comedy. Overall, I found the food on board to be very good. Indulge food hall was an outstanding space. Surprised by how yummy it proved to be. The bar staff was outstanding and attentive. Entertainment was fine, but the Elton John tribute of trio of singers were especially good and entertaining. Due to mother nature and no fault of NCL a storm prevented us from visiting Cozumel where the trio was scheduled to board the ship. Happy that logistics worked to get them aboard finally because they were so good, I saw multiple shows. Noise Boys and the Donna Summer musical were quite entertaining but they could have used a bit of a tweak and editing. Made entertainment reservations as soon as I got onboard and that is a must. My room steward, Edward, was very friendly and was always on the lookout for me. Plenty of activities and venues aboard to keep me occupied. Although, the mini golf might prove to be really stellar once they have all the bells and whistles working. Since it was not a complete experience, my round of holes was complimentary. I, among others I saw, got stuck and had to wiggle my way onward near the clear section of the dry slide. It still was fun. Luckily, I discovered the wet slide on a day that no one was using. I got to have multiple, consecutive rides and that was a big plus not to have to deal with a line. The venues are varied and allowed for the spread of passengers throughout the ship. I felt like I was only traveling with a few hundred people instead of the roughly 2,400 that I heard through the grapevine. Overall, I highly recommend the Prima and would do it again.

Cabin Review

Studio

I could not get over the amount of storage space in this room designed for one. Since it was a studio room, there was enough space for my needs. The studio lounge was a great addition and most days I paid a visit there. The single meetings were held at the Belvedere bar on my sailing. Most days I was so occupied I could not take advantage of the gatherings. I loved the bar staff at Belvedere so quite pleased with the change. Every day I managed to fill my insulated water bottle, have a few snacks, and enjoy an espresso. Accommodations and lounge were appealingly designed.

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Aruba

Participated in an independent excursion from AGW Tours with two other Norwegian Prima guests. Patrick took us all over the island and since there were so few of us, we got incredible attention and had experiences that were above and beyond what we each expected. It was the Natural Pool, Caves, and Baby Beach Jeep Adventure Tour. Thank goodness Patrick was driving because it was a jostling good time.

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