OK, so maybe that’s an exaggeration. But even a casual observer can see where the trend in decktop fun at Norwegian has been going in recent years — and, as oddball as it sounds, the trend is all about go-karts. Almost every new ship the line has added since the debut of Norwegian Joy in 2017 has had a go-kart track bigger than the last — including the line’s newest vessel, Norwegian Prima.
For more cruise news, guides and tips, sign up for TPG’s cruise newsletter. As I’m seeing this week during a sneak peek at the ship in advance of its first sailing with paying passengers, Norwegian Prima has a go-kart track so big it verges on the ridiculous. Prima Speedway, as it’s called, spreads over a significant part of three decks on the top of the ship — a first for the line. Norwegian’s previous go-kart tracks only covered parts of two decks.