Transatlantic Norwegian Prima Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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"Met the NCL reps and were asked to take a seat and wait for bus to take us to the Terminal.The reps seemed to want to have a full bus before departing, hence a wait of nearly 2 hours before we departed...."Read More
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onepoorguy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Prima is a beautiful ship to look at. The interior spaces have an elegance to them, graceful. But in terms of day to day cruising, it has numerous deficiencies. The ship has more passengers than a Jewel-class, but the buffet is smaller. They try to compensate with another venue. But it really is inadequate. It doesn't make up for the lack of variety in the buffet. Plus, there is a lot of ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


Too Congested

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TOrjg
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Prima is the first of Norwegian's new class of ship, the Prima class, which includes the Prima, the Viva & the Aqua which will come out later this year. Inspired by the design & style of the Virgin ships the ship has a more smaller venues, including restaurants, that are set out across the ship with a lighter more contemporary palette. While I liked the aesthetics of the ship, overall we found ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


Haven Suite on NCL Prima… Save your money!

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Matt_G
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Review of Trans-Atlantic Cruise on the NCL Prima, April 27 - May 12, 2024. After spending nearly $15,000 on what should have been an epic once in a lifetime cruise, it turned out to be a disappointment on so many levels. My first impression as I arrived at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal was complete pandemonium and chaos. The signage for Haven passengers and priority boarding was completely ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


NCL PRIMA NOV 20 Transatlantic

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MaisonRose
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Despite my reservations from reading the reviews, I really like the ship though there are some annoying things….especially for the visually impaired: the clues and sounds are too subtle..like identifying which elevator has arrived. For short folks the closet hanging rods are too high to reach & in the cafe the top shelf of displayed items like muffins is so high you can’t see what’s on ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Did not meet expectation

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JVV
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

For comparison, we were on the NCL Escape last year. Newer doesn’t mean better. This is the case of the NCL Prima. It feels like being on a moving upscale hotel on water. It’s not like being on a typical cruise ship that we used to. The general areas where the shops, the customer services are located are just “blah”, nothing fancy. There is no sparkling twirling staircase or fancy ceiling. ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Fantastic ship, with a great crew.

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Colin Young
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We’ve just finished a fantastic 11 night transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to New York on the excellent NCL Prima. This is my first review on here, which I felt compelled to write after being concerned about the negative reviews I’d read before boarding. If you are booked on a future cruise on the Prima, please be reassured that it’s a great ship with a friendly helpful crew. This was our ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Family Balcony


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

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 ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Inside


Embarkation Nightmare

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Brownstown
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Sailed on the Prima from Barcelona on 20th November. We arrived at the airport after an early morning flight. Met the NCL reps and were asked to take a seat and wait for bus to take us to the Terminal. The reps seemed to want to have a full bus before departing, hence a wait of nearly 2 hours before we departed. On arrival at the Terminal we were greeted with horrendous queues to enter Terminal ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


More bad than good

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canny
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Nobody comes on here to write intentional negative reviews ( I hope) . As a cruiser of 30 vacations with different companies I feel I must comment on the short comings of the Prima. Beautiful new ship , great cabins, really good food, ( post covid this is not true of all cruise lines!) But the design of the ship is extremely poor, from the lack of seating on all public decks - observation lounge, ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


Still love the NCL way BUT NOT THIS SHIP

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crewmember59
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Overall an enjoyable cruise with one of our favourite cruise lines. The food was very good and on a few occasions much better than expected. However the Prima not our favourite ship, by a long way. The layout is poor with small venues and tight walkways, they really have crammed everything into this ship. THE SHIP As stated we were not fans of the ship overall, the decor is stunning in most ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Balcony


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