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Norwegian Prima Debuts in Port Canaveral December 2022

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Updated on January 18, 2023

The Norwegian Prima will make Port Canaveral her home this December 2022 as part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) newest class of ships. With the word Prima meaning “first” in Italian, it’s fitting that she is the first of her fleet to launch this summer. Norwegian designed this ship to elevate expectations, with a focus on innovative design, the latest technology, and top-notch amenities. The Prima will be offering 5 and 9-night sailings to the Caribbean, Great Stirrup Cay, and Cozumel from Port Canaveral.

Activities and Entertainment

Activities and Entertainment

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NCL is known for their stellar entertainment, with the Norwegian Prima’s groundbreaking transformational theater and nightclub being no exception. This three-level venue has the ability to seamlessly convert from an elaborate performance stage to an extensive dance floor with customizable seating and a massive LED screen. Here you will have the joy of experiencing Broadway-caliber performances, a Vegas-inspired nightclub, interactive live game shows, and even a full-scale disco.

The Norwegian Prima features the Tony-nominated musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which is based on her rise to becoming the Queen of Disco. “Light Balance Universe,” a golden buzzer winner on “America’s Got Talent,” will be performing onboard with high-energy choreography and acrobatics combined with a multisensory light show. The Prima is also rolling out live game shows, including “The Price is Right LIVE on NCL,” where cruisers can “come on down” to spin the giant wheel for a chance to win big. 

For adrenaline junkies, the Prima’s slides are the fastest on the open ocean. She features the first free-fall slide in the world, coincidentally called The Drop, as well as dueling slides named The Rush that measure 10-stories down the side of the ship. Cruisers seeking more adventure can also zoom through the Prima Speedway, the first three-level race track at sea.

Looking for the ultimate getaway? The Norwegian Prima has exclusive quarters known as The Haven, complete with premium perks like a luxurious lounge & bar, sun deck, infinity pool, outdoor sauna, and cold room. Consider this space “your ship within the ship,” as guests staying here have their personal concierge and 24-hour butler to cater to every desire.


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Complimentary dining is far from boring on the Norwegian Prima. The main dining room, Hudson’s, offers breathtaking views and a mouth-watering menu. Favorites include a reinvented Beef Wellington, fresh bomba rice seafood paella, delightful butterscotch apple pie with vanilla ice cream, and more. The other main dining room, Commodore Room, is a bit more upscale. Cruisers can enjoy traditional dishes like honey-glazed pork chop or New England clam chowder on this side of the ship. For instant gratification, guests are welcome to take advantage of the open-air marketplace buffet at the Surfside Café, or satisfy every craving at the Indulge Food Hall. This area will offer 11 diverse culinary venues: Coco’s, Q Texas Smokehouse, Starbucks, Seaside Rotisserie, Nudls, Tamara, The Latin Quarter, Tapas Food Truck, Garden Kitchen, Just Desserts, and Just Ice Cream.

Guests willing to pay for more specialty dining can indulge in additional options for an upcharge. Onda by Scarpetta offers an elegant Italian dining experience you will not want to miss. When craving Mexican fare, check out Los Lobos — where traditional flavors get a modern twist. For a more casual vibe, there is The Local Bar & Grill serving American classics and frozen cocktails with incredible views in a relaxed beachy atmosphere.

Bars and Nightlife

Bars and Nightlife
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Cheers to a new level of luxury with the Norwegian Prima’s exceptional bars and lounges. Seeking serenity? Be sure to soak up the sun at Vibe Beach Club, a private (18+) retreat with infinity hot tubs and a  full-service bar. Then toast to your victory at the Speedway Bar after an action-packed day of zooming on the race track. Be sure to end the evening by taking in the open seas with a drink in hand at the Observation Lounge — a contemporary and spacious bar with floor to ceiling windows. For those feeling lucky, there is also the Penrose Bar located next to the casino with video poker machines integrated directly on the bar. Guests are also welcome to appreciate a good cigar, great atmosphere, and hand-crafted drinks at Humidor Cigar Lounge.


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Norwegian Prima prides herself on the sea’s most spacious staterooms. Whether you want to freshen up, recharge, or treat yourself to some delicious room service, you’ll have plenty of space to do so. There are beautifully designed room types for every price point, ranging from studio and inside rooms to balcony, oceanview, club suites, and the luxurious Haven Courtyard Penthouse.

Completing Your Norwegian Prima Cruise

Completing Your Norwegian Prima Cruise

Will you be sailing on the Norwegian Prima from Port Canaveral? Let Go Port take care of your land-travel needs after booking. With a range of all-inclusive packages, Go Port takes care of your hotel, transportation, and parking arrangements with ease — so you can set sail stress free! 

Fly Snooze Cruise

If you are flying in the day before embarkation, Go Port offers a variety of Fly Snooze Cruise packages starting at just $164. Packages include a hotel stay, transportation to and from the airport as well as Norwegian Prima cruise transfers. Select options even include breakfast.

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Cruise Transportation

Go Port offers the most convenient and affordable way to travel between the Orlando Airport and Norwegian Prima’s cruise terminal. We will get you to your ship with plenty of time to board and back to the airport on time for your flight home. Transfers are just $29.99 per person each way!

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Snooze Park Cruise

If you are driving in the day before embarkation, Go Port offers a variety of Snooze Park Cruise packages starting at just $120. Packages include a hotel stay, cruise parking near Port Canaveral, and Norwegian Prima’s cruise transfers. Select options even include breakfast.

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Cruise Parking

Instead of paying by the day, get cruise parking included with the purchase of transfers from Go Port. Packages start at just $60 per vehicle with 1 traveler, plus $10 for each additional traveler. Your total remains the same for up to 15 days of parking! Transfer shuttles pick up and drop off passengers right at the Norwegian Prima terminal.

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