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Norwegian Prima Review

4.5 / 5.0
251 reviews

Norwegian Prima Transatlantic NYC/Iceland May 2023

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Norwegian Prima
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Cabin: Balcony

We choose this cruise to experience the new NCL Prima. This ship is different from any of NCL's other ships. The cabins are large and nicely appointed. All entertainment venues are much too small. Reservations are required for the production shows. This was a 12 day cruise and they only had one production show....this is unacceptable. All the other entertainment venues are so small.....standing is required. Old people cannot stand during these shows....unacceptable.

The food and bar service on this ship is the best in the NCL fleet. All food venues are excellent. I hate "NCL MY-TIME DINING". The first night in Hudson's Dining Room we had to wait with a beeper for over an hour to get a table....resulting in us missing seeing the show in the Prima Theatre. The Prima Theatre is much too small for a ship of this size. The specialty restaurants require a reservation....many time only available at 9:30pm....much too late for old people. The staff are all friendly and pleasant. We missed 2 ports of call, due to inclement weather....a big bummer.....since this cruise was mainly "sea days". This ship was designed for warm weather cruises......not designed to transatlantic crossings.

Cabin Review


Cabin Category BA.....balcony on deck #12. The cabin is large and well appointed. The shower is large and very nice. The beds are amazing. The balcony chairs are comfortable. The balcony guard rail is right at eye-level. Room service is terrible....food was cold and unappetizing.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

The main tourist attraction in Sydney is "The Big Fiddle" located at the cruise ship terminal. It was very cold and rainy...we did not venture into town.


We had sunny weather in Halifax. The port is walkable into town. We enjoyed some shopping and a visit to their botanical garden. This was an enjoyable port of call.

New York (Manhattan)

We stayed one night pre-cruise in the Times Square area. We visited the 9/11 Memorial and went to a Broadway Play.

Manhattan is an amazing port of call.


We were scheduled an overnight in Reykjavik....this was cancelled due to inclement weather. We stayed an extra night on our own to enjoy the Blue Lagoon.


We took a private tour in Akureyri.....this is a beautiful port of call.

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