Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Ship Has a Ridiculously Big Go-Kart Track

Here’s a prediction: Eventually, the top decks of Norwegian Cruise Line ships will be entirely devoted to go-kart tracks. There will be no waterslides or pools. There won’t even be lounge chairs. You’ll just spend all your sea days zooming around and around on curvy roads in miniature race cars.

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.