Review of Norwegian Prima deck 8 (Promenade-Lido-Pools)
The fore-located Prima Theater & Club Bar (aka Sensoria Theatre Lounge/upper level 3 of 3) spans 3 decks and features a large stage (for live performances), a huge dance floor, customizable seating, a large LED moving screen lowering down from the ceiling (sized nearly half the Theatre's size). In the evenings, Sensoria transforms into a Vegas-style disco nightclub.
- Exclusively for NCL Prima was developed the interactive "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical" themed on the American singer and actress Donna Summer (born as LaDonna Adrian Gaines/1948-2012).
- The 75-minute show features 20+ of her hits including "Heaven Knows" (1978), "Last Dance" (1978, from the "Thank God It's Friday" film's soundtrack), "Hot Stuff" (1979), "Bad Girls" (1979), "Dim All the Lights" (1979).
- The interactive show production is the first at sea when the ship's Theater transforms into a disco and all guests participate in the show.
- Daily at Sensoria Theatre are held enrichment lectures, bingo, trivia games with prizes.
The Waterfront found on other vessels has been reimagined by doubling the space on the Ocean Boulevard - a 360-degree Promenade (walkaround complex sized 44000 ft2 / 4090 m2)) that wraps around the entire deck 8, offers unobstructed ocean views, and houses multiple spaces.
"Los Lobos Cantina" is new for NCL dining concept. Los Lobos is a la carte-priced restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers traditional Mexican cuisine specialties. The menu includes tableside-made guacamole, fresh-baked corn tortillas, Tacos Al Pastor (with marinated pork, similar to doner kebabs/gyros), Chicken Enchiladas de Mole, handcrafted cocktails.
"Onda by Scarpetta" is an Italian specialty restaurant (reservations-only, cover charge, kids charged a full cover) with both indoor and outdoor seating. The Onda restaurant is open between 5:30-9:30 pm and has large tables. The ship’s Italian dining experience is marked by a casual atmosphere and large portions (perfect for family dinners) and traditional fine Italian wines and gourmet cuisine specialties - including oven-baked pizzas, homemade daily pasta, top-quality seafood, classic salads, freshly-baked bread, gourmet desserts (including gelato ice cream). Onda by Scarpetta features an outdoor terrace (Waterfront seating area).
"Coco's" (patisserie shop) serves artisan sweet treats.
"Seaside Rotisserie" offers a variety of grilled and spit-roasted meat dishes.
"Nudls" is a food bar offering noodle dishes and global street food.
"Tamara" serves classic Indian dishes along with multiple vegetarian options.
"Tapas Food Truck" offers Spanish-inspired street food.
"Q Texas Smokehouse" offers Southern USA comfort food and barbecue dishes.
"Infinity Beach" (sundeck) has 2 infinity swimming pools (at the edge of the deck / aft-midship) and two Oceanwalks (glass-bottom bridges / midship) - a first feature for the NCL brand.
"La Terraza" is an open-air Promenade lounge featuring a quaint retreat with forward-facing sea views.
"The Concourse" is an outdoor sculpture garden (located midship-starboard) featuring an art wall designed by David Harber (who specializes in outdoor sculptures, sundials and water features) and 6 installations by Alexander Krivosheiw (specializing in bronze and aluminum sculptures). The cruise ship's 7 sculptures are valued at USD 2+ million (~EUR 1,7M).
Adjacent to the swimming pools are two sundecks - The Drop Landing Area (portside, with Local Bar & Grill and its outdoor seating area The Local On Ocean Boulevard) and The Rush Landing Area (starboard).
The aft-located "Indulge Food Hall" (with a Firepit) is an open-air Marketplace that houses various eateries (with indoor/outdoor seating), Indulge Outdoor Lounge, Sun Bar, a seating area serving Starbucks coffee.
"The Local Bar & Grill" provides a beach club experience and serves classic American cuisine and premium cocktails. Its outdoor area is named The Local On Ocean Boulevard.
"Garden Kitchen" offers customized salads with 12+ ingredients to choose from.
Two of the ship's 16 elevators are dedicated to The Haven complex (aft).
The other amenities planned for NCL Prima ship's Deck 8 are to be announced on a later date.