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Norwegian Prima, the NCL’s first in a new class of ships in more than a decade. Reportedly the industry’s most spacious new cruise liner will offer the most outdoor deck space and the most luxurious accommodations of any new build so far.

This cutting-edge floating resort premiers many NCL firsts. Travel with Style was lucky to join Norwegian Prima’s inaugural trip from Reykjavík to Amsterdam and would like to share with you 5 of her newest and most interesting features.

The longest go-kart track at sea

Instead of two decks like other Norwegian ships – Joy (which debuted in 2017), followed by Bliss (2018) and Encore (2019) ship, The Prima Speedway’s 1,400-foot go-kart track is spread over the ship’s top three decks featuring 14 sharp turns.

It can accommodate 15 racers simultaneously and the go-karts can hit speeds of up to 30 miles-per-hour, or 50 kilometres-per-hour which allows the drivers just enough time to enjoy scenic views from the ship.

The racecourse also features a new observation area in the middle of the track, from where the supporters can cheer their favourite driver on to victory and even shoot laser guns at them for a power boost. The laser guns — a new addition to the Norwegian go-kart experience — bring an interactive element to the attraction designed to make it more appealing to groups of families and friends traveling together.

World’s only freefall dry slide at sea

Guests looking for the most extreme adrenaline rush can look no further than The Drop. A 10-story plunge slide takes passengers rushing down the side of the ship, experiencing the highest G-force of any comparable experience in the cruise industry.

There’s even a competitive experience with The Rush, which features duelling dry slides where guests can race each other.

The first transformational theatre and nightclub at sea

The 752-seat three-storey theatre aka Sensoria Theatre Lounge at Norwegian Prima has volume and versatility, with retractable seating that can convert the space from a stage for Broadway shows into a Studio 54-style disco into a setting for some of television’s most popular game shows such as The Price is Right.

After showtimes, the orchestra seats are cleared away, the multi-ring chandelier telescopes downward and comes alive with lighting, banquettes materialise, and what was once a theatre transforms into a huge Las Vegas nightclub.

Norwegian's first-ever food hall with a myriad of options

Indulge Food Hall is a brand new concept that debuted onboard Norwegian Prima. There is open seating all around the different food stands. The cuisine is international – Indian tandoori chicken, Asian noodle dishes, South American tapas, Texas pit barbecue – and passengers can order from all of them at once via the tablets on their tables.

With the exception of coffees like Starbucks Coco’s, all food at Indulge is free and you are more than welcome to try as many different dishes as you’d like. Servers will deliver your dishes in the order that they become ready, not all at once. Trust us, it will be superfast!

The first sustainable cocktail bar at sea

At the sustainability-focused Metropolitan Bar on Prima you can try zero-waste drinks from repurposed discarded kitchen scraps, including banana peels, watermelon rind and even and morning’s croissants. Among the signature creations from the cocktail menu is a riff on an espresso martini made with leftover grounds from French press coffee served at the ship’s signature restaurants and a Mai Tai made with a syrup crafted from day-old almond croissants sourced from the ship’s buffet and coffee shops.

Other examples are Flor de Cana rum, which promotes itself as carbon neutral and fair-trade certified, and Avorza vodka, which labels itself organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.  What’s more, straws are biodegradable.

Details of the itineraries for Norwegian Prima can be found on the Norwegian Cruise Line website.