Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest Prima cruise ship offers plenty of activities for families.
Norwegian has “always been a family cruise line,” she said during Prima’s maiden sail.
Here are the top 10 amenities for families aboard Norwegian Prima.
Norwegian Cruise Line has “always been a family-oriented brand,” the company said in October at the grand opening of its newest ship, Norwegian Prima.
And the 3,100-guest Prima definitely reflects that sentiment.
Every popular cruise ship has amenities like a pool deck, hot tubs, and plenty of outdoor lounge areas.
But not all ships have the Prima’s kid-friendly go-kart track, virtual reality arcade or mini-golf course.
It feels like the new Norwegian cruise ship has endless pockets of activities designed to appeal to multi-generational families…
…so here are the top 10 aboard the one-of-a-kind Prima that now operates revenue cruises.
1. You can go go-karting at sea on the ship’s Prima Speedway, a 1,378-foot-long, three-level race track with ocean views.
Family members not interested in driving can watch from the observation deck.
But if they still want to participate, they can use laser guns to shoot the top of their family’s vehicle three times, giving the racer an extra boost.
Travelers with an insatiable “need for speed” can also opt for the “you and the track” option…
…which gives individual riders access to an empty track without other riders, allowing them to go over 30 miles per hour.
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But a thrilling drive at sea doesn’t come for free: Pedal go-karts start at $15 per driver.
2. Picky eaters will have plenty of dining options, including the Indulge Food Hall.
The ship has a buffet, a main restaurant, specialty restaurants and a dining room…
…which means travelers probably won’t need to eat a repeat meal unless they want to.
Kids who can’t get enough of their tech will be delighted to see the table-side touch control system at the indoor-outdoor dining area…
…which allows diners to order an infinite number of dishes from the venue’s 11 restaurant concepts.
3. Thrill-seeking children and parents can race down the ship’s inner tube slide, the Wave.
Water slides are an increasingly popular feature on cruise ships.
4. But not all modern ships are equipped with Norwegian Prima’s free-fall dry slides.
These thrilling slides drop 10 games of thrill-seeking victims in seconds.
And competitive families can also compete on two of the three slides.
5. If a child is not old enough for the water or dry slide, he can spend time at the children’s water park.
6. Traditional pinball arcades are a relic of the past: The Prima instead has a virtual reality-based arcade.
The Galaxy Pavilion is the ship’s go-to destination for virtual entertainment.
Here, families can don VR headsets to go head-to-head in the driving simulator, defeat aliens in a shooter, or take a realistic ride on a roller coaster.
It is also home to the Prima’s sea escape rooms.
But like go-karts, the Galaxy Pavilion isn’t free.
The game center is $8 a la carte or $29 for an hour, while the escape room is $15 per person.
7. Mini golf is as much fun at sea as it is on land.
Prima’s flashy $10-per-person mini-golf course features bright lights…
… kitsch decor …
… and a hole where golfers have their pictures taken.
While the kids play their rounds on the mini-golf, parents can play a few rounds of darts.
The golf course is adjacent to a series of outdoor darts “rooms” that feature dart tracking technology to calculate scores for its players.
8. The nighttime shows on the Prima are surprisingly attractive.
Travelers of all ages are likely to enjoy the modern tap dancing and beat boxing show “Noise Boys”…
…and “The Price is Right Live,” a near-perfect replica of the hit TV series.
9. Families can play shuffleboard, table tennis…
… pickleball and even beer pong at the outdoor stadium, a center of free activities.
10. But if younger travelers prefer to spend their days at sea making new friends, parents can drop them off at the Splash Academy kids’ club. The one pictured below is on the Norwegian Encore.
Adults sailing Norwegian Prima will also have their own areas like bars, a spa and an adults-only lounge.
But with amenities like go-karts and free-fall slides, Norwegian makes no secret of its goal of attracting travelers of all ages, including kids.
The Prima began operating chargeable crossings in October. Going forward, rates for the ship’s 2023 itineraries will start at $780 per person for a seven-day cruise from Orlando, Florida to the Caribbean.
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