Norwegian Cruise Line serves up elevated epicurean experiences

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled nine new F&B offerings for its Prima Class vessels, Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.

Guests can look forward to The Metropolitan Bar, NCL’s first sustainably focused bar, which will premiere under NCL’s Sail and Sustain programme. It will feature zero-waste cocktails prepared with surplus ingredients, a sustainable spirits menu, and biodynamic wines.

NCL’s revamped menus in restaurants offer greater variety of global dishes

Also new on Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva are The Belvedere Bar, a contemporary cocktail lounge; the decanter-inspired Whiskey Bar; and The Penrose Bar featuring video poker machines.

For gourmands, Norwegian Prima‘s new Mediterranean seafood specialty restaurant Palomar, Hasuki restaurant which specialises in traditional “hibachi-style”, and contemporary sushi house Nama will impress.

Meanwhile, both Hudson’s and The Commodore Room will present revamped menus that promise a greater variety of global dishes. These will debut on Norwegian Prima before rolling out to the rest of NCL’s fleet through 2023.

NCL’s first three-level glass-walled atrium, the Penrose Atrium

Yet another unique offering in NCL’s newest epicurean upgrade is its first three-level glass-walled atrium, the Penrose Atrium. This is one of the focal points on Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva. The space features futuristic architecture and a three-deck-high light feature. Retail spaces and high-end luxury shops can be found here, along with the Prima Casino and NCL’s newest addition, Starbucks Coffee.

Usual favourites, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro, Food Republic and Observation Lounge, will return with enhanced environments.

“We’ve been innovators in the food and beverage space for more than three decades, becoming the first cruise line to offer specialty dining and the first to introduce our Freestyle Cruising concept that allows our guests to vacation their way by giving them the choice to decide when and where they dine,” said Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer.

He added: “Our latest food and beverage offerings take our Norwegian Prima food and beverage experience to another level, one that travels well beyond the guest expectation to provide elevated gastronomical experiences featuring sophisticated design, masterful mixology and cuisine that delivers full-throttle flavour.”

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