Norwegian Prima Review

4.5 / 5.0
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When I go on a cruise, I expect a ship feeling like a ship, not like a hotel

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chris.cruise
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2023
Cabin: Inside

Let me start with my impression that Norwegian Prima is a stunning ship, looking at it from the outside, and as of Nov 2023 still has a new ship feeling with everything in pristine condition. The highlights in my opinion are the outside of deck 8, called Ocean Walk (aka promenade deck) and the staterooms (more about staterooms in that section).

On Ocean Walk, you actually can walk all the way around the ship. There are sitting areas, small pools, bars, outside seating for restaurants and more on Ocean Walk, all possible as it has been widened, especially towards the back of the ship.

However, the layout of most other public areas is horrendous, not well thought through, almost to the point that its outright impractical. It takes more time compared to other ships to figure out what path to take, where the stairs are (and where they were forgotten) and what the shortest way from A to B is. Even the crew made comments how messed up the layout is in public and non-public areas.

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The cabins on Norwegian Prima are very spacious, well designed and have plenty of storage space and options. As of November 2023, our cabin still had a brand-new feeling, you could barely tell that there were other guests using it before us. There are plenty of power plugs, including several USB-A and USB-C plugs to charge cell phones and tablets.

The bathroom is great, very big, with a shower with glass door. The shower can easily fit three people, quite a difference compared to other ships. The bathroom mirror is heated to avoid fogging. Also in the bathroom, there is plenty of storage space.

The digital system to indicate if you are in the stateroom, don't want to be disturbed or want your room to be made, was easy to use and worked without any issues. However, you still have to insert your card into a slot inside your room to activate lights.

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