All about the Norwegian Prima

The Norwegian Prima is a fairly new ship, being built in 2022. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 965 ft long and 135 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.7 football fields, as wide as 2.5 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 15-story building. The Prima is the first of six in a brand-new class of ship. The Prima is still under construction and Norwegian hasn't released all the details yet. This page will be updated as we learn more.

Norwegian Prima Ship

The Norwegian Prima can hold 3,215 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Prima has a space ratio of 44. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.



Norwegian
Prima
ClassPrima
Gross Tonnage142,500
Length965
Beam/Width135
Passenger Decks15
Passengers (double occupancy)3,215
Crew1,388
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.3
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)44

The Prima is one of two Prima-class ships currently sailing with Norwegian. The Prima is very similar to its sister-ships; Viva, although each ship may have some differences.


Dining Establishments on Norwegian Prima

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Norwegian Prima. You have 21 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 10 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 11 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 48% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Cagney's SteakhouseSit downA la cartSteakhouse
Coco'sQuick serveA la cartDessert
Food RepublicSit downA la cartFoodie
HasukiSit downFlat feeJapanese
HudsonsSit downIncludedAmerican
Latin QuarterQuick serveIncludedLatin
Le Bistro FrenchSit downA la cartFrench
Los LobosSit downA la cartMexican
NamaSit downFlat feeSushi
Onda by ScarpettaSit downA la cartItalian
PalomarSit downFlat feeMediterranean
Q Texas Smokehouse - IndulgeQuick serveIncludedBBQ
Seaside RotisserieQuick serveIncludedRotisserie
StarbucksQuick serveA la cartCoffee
Surfside CafeQuick serveIncludedBuffet
Surfside GrillQuick serveIncludedBurgers
TamaraQuick serveIncludedIndian
The Commodore RoomSit downIncludedAmerican
The GardenQuick serveIncludedSalad
The HavenSit downExclusiveAmerican
The LocalSit downIncludedAmerican

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Norwegian Prima

The main pool on the Norwegian Prima
The main pool on the Norwegian Prima

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Norwegian Prima has a total of 4 pools and 6 hot tubs. 1 of the pools and 4 of the hot tubs are exclusive access, which means there's either an extra charge to access them or you need to book a certain class of cabin to have access to them.

Norwegian
Prima
Total Pools4
- Pools - General Access3
- Pools - Adults Only
- Pools - Exclusive1
Total Hot Tubs6
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive4


Norwegian Prima Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Prima. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Norwegian
Prima
Adult Only Relaxation Area (extra fee)Flat fee
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Dart LoungeA la cart
Fitness CenterIncluded
Golf SimulatorA la cart
Mini golfIncluded
Race TrackA la cart
Shows - Broadway playIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded
Thermal SuitesFlat fee
Thrill SlideIncluded
Virtual ArcadeA la cart
Water slidesIncluded

Cruise Costs

Norwegian is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year. Typically newer ships cost more, so a cruise on Norwegian Prima will likely cost more than other ships in the fleet.

Norwegian Prima Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Norwegian ship.

Norwegian
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
$16.00
Tip added to drinks & services20%
Soda Price$3.00
Domestic Beer Price$6.00
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$99
Learn more
Internet Plan$12.50 to $25 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Norwegian Cruise Line offers a Free at Sea fare. Through this program, guests receive free open bar, a discount on excursions, some free internet, and some meals at their specialty restaurants. If you book using this promotion, you'll be responsible for the gratuities on the dining and drink package. If you won't be using these options, booking a "sail away" rate that doesn't include the Free at Sea benefits is considerably cheaper. Also, most of these benefits are the base packages; you can spend more to upgrade to better alcoholic drinks or faster/more wifi.

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