Cruise review: Norwegian Prima suites and staterooms
In our judgement, Norwegian Prima is designed to be the resort holiday you have always wanted.
It’s not just a new ship, but a new ‘class’ of ship. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) CEO and Chairman Harry Sommer admitted “the Prima class of ship is our future”, and the luxurious Norwegian Prima suites and staterooms are more than just the cherry on top.
Find our overall Norwegian Prima impressions here, and read on for a full breakdown of Norwegian Prima suites and staterooms.
Norwegian Prima suites, staterooms and studios
At last count there are 31 different suites, staterooms and studio types in the following breakdowns (total metres squared range for that room type, largest to smallest):
- Eight Haven Suite types, 107 in total, ranging from 34.2 – 195 sq.m
- 10 Suite types, 84 in total, ranging from 22.4 – 59 sq.m
- Five Balcony stateroom types, 946 in total, ranging from 21.5 – 33.3 sq.m
- Four Oceanview room types, 124 in total, ranging from 17.3 – 34.4 sq.m
- Three insider rooms types, 252 in total, ranging from 14.9 – 23.6 sq.m
- Studios, 73 in total, all 8.7sq. m and are all internal
Suffice it to say that there is a room type for everyone, and the max occupancy in a single suite is eight (The Haven Premier Owner’s Suite Large Balcony) with several six and four-berth types, plus one-bed and single-room types. Hence it is a good idea to get travel advice on which room type suits you, your travel party and your budget.
Most rooms can be split into single or double beds and there are a number of accessible rooms with and without balconies.
All rooms come with a TV, sofa, fridge, hair dryer, ottoman closet and a plethora of USB charging ports as well as power points.
There are a number of rooms that will have side views, or The Drop or The Rush ‘tubes’ obstruct the view from the balcony. And there are reports that the stern staterooms on level 9 above the Prima Theatre encounter noise issues when the disco party gets underway.
The Studio Lounge is a relaxing quiet space that offers solo travellers a much larger space to call their own (with their fellow solo travellers).
Common to most Norwegian Cruise ships (12 of the NCL fleet) now is The Haven, the boutique luxury cruise ship with the cruise ship.
On board the Norwegian Prima, it’s the largest of any ship. It ruined cruising for us, as it is a lot like the difference between flying business or economy – it is very difficult to go back.
Haven guest suites are enormous one-bedroom staterooms with double balconies, walk-in robes, and a huge shower with a bathtub. We had three different shower choices; the rain shower, the wall-mounted jets or the traditional nozzle.
But even better, The Haven guests have their own private lounge, bar and plunge pool at the aft of the ship.
But the real cherry on top is the private restaurant which serves up breakfast lunch and dinner. We cannot rave enough about the keto omelette for breakfast or the prawn angel hair pasta for lunch.