Norwegian is bringing even more freedom to speciality dining, as guests can now select from customizable dining packages
Wiesbaden, June 15, 2015 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced the introduction of new Speciality Dining Packages that allow guests the freedom to savour an array of tastes and unique experiences at the line’s signature speciality restaurants and the flexibility to choose the number of nights they’d like to dine for one set price. Norwegian guests sailing fleetwide from August 7* and beyond can enjoy a Speciality Dining Package ranging from three days to the length of their entire cruise, with pricing starting at $59 per person** for a three-day package when purchased online prior to sailing, providing cruisers with an excellent value.
Guests who purchase a Norwegian Speciality Dining Package can opt to go medium-rare at Cagney’s, Norwegian’s signature steakhouse; make it al dente at a Norwegian’s La Cucina Italian restaurant; enjoy an evening of fine Parisian dining at Le Bistro; and experience fun and fare at Teppanyaki, Norwegian’s signature Japanese Hibachi restaurant.
With Freestyle Cruising and Norwegian’s new Speciality Dining Packages, guests have the freedom to choose how, where and when they’d like to dine. Guests can tailor their taste buds to their cruising schedule and discover a different speciality restaurant each night or find a favourite and dine there a few nights during their holiday. Guests on a 7-night cruise can choose from packages ranging from three to seven nights, to make the most of their holiday experience and at a saving from the restaurant’s individual cover charges.
Speciality Dining Packages are honoured in all speciality steakhouses, Brazilian churrascarias, French, Japanese Hibachi and Italian restaurants. Norwegian guests who have purchased a Speciality Dining Package additionally have the flexibility to indulge in their heart’s desire in select à la carte priced restaurants and entertainment-based restaurants for a small upcharge*** including:
- Ocean Blue (Norwegian Getaway/Norwegian Breakaway) - $15
- Cirque Dreams (Norwegian Breakaway/Norwegian Epic) - $10 general seats/$15 premium seats/$35 VIP seating on Norwegian Breakaway
- The Illusionarium (Norwegian Getaway) - $10 general seats/$15 premium seats
- For the Record: Dear John Hughes (Norwegian Escape) - $15
- Bayamo (Norwegian Escape) - $10
- Pincho Tapas Bar (Norwegian Escape) - $7
- The Raw Bar (Norwegian Getaway/Norwegian Breakaway) - $7
- Sushi Bar (fleetwide) - $7
Speciality Dining Packages can be pre-purchased prior to sailing for additional savings or on board during the first two days of the voyage; the dining packages are exclusively sold on the first day of the voyage on 3-night itineraries only. Norwegian guests who pre-purchase a Speciality Dining Package prior to sailing can make their dining reservations online within 90 days of their sail date or go Freestyle and decide when and where to dine once on board. Speciality Dining Packages are purchased individually and guests travelling in the same stateroom do not need to purchase packages as a group.
For more information on Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Speciality Dining Packages, visit www.ncl.eu/already-booked/gifts-and-more. To book a cruise on Norwegian, guests can contact their travel professional, call Norwegian or visit www.ncl.eu.
*Guests sailing aboard Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Star and Pride of America can purchase packages beginning August 1, 2015. Guests sailing aboard Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Pearl can purchase packages beginning August 2, 2015. Guests sailing aboard Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun can purchase packages beginning August 3, 2015.
**Pricing based on number of dinners purchased in package. An 18% gratuity and speciality service charge is added to all package pricing. Dining packages are not available on 1- and 2-night sailings. Speciality Dining Packages purchased online through MyNCL provide greater savings.
***Carlo's Bake Shop items, Ice Cream Bar, Gelato, Chef's Table, Special Occasion/Holiday menus (New Year's, Christmas, etc.), and beverages are not included as a part of Speciality Dining Packages.
About Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is an internationally operating cruise line headquartered in Miami, Florida with two offices in Wiesbaden and London overseeing operations in Europe.
Founded in 1966, Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed cruise holiday on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. In August 2014, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the seventh consecutive year, as well as in October 2014, for the second consecutive year, “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards. In addition the company has received the World Travel Award as “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” from 2012 to 2014.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s largest Freestyle Cruising ship to date, Norwegian Epic, debuted in June 2010 and, in the United States, has been named “Best Overall Cruise Ship” by the readers of Travel Weekly two years in a row and “Best Ship for Sea Days” by Cruise Critic. The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4.000-passenger Norwegian Getaway in the first quarter of 2014. The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway boasts 28 dining venues, including seafood restaurant Ocean Blue and a branch of Carlo’s Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series “Cake Boss”. The entertainment line-up includes Broadway shows Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor and the unique dining and magic venue, the Illusionarium. Known as New York’s ship, sister ship Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city. The Company has four 4.200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in the autumn of 2015, Norwegian Bliss with delivery in the spring of 2017 and two further ships with delivery in the spring of 2018 and autumn of 2019.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, The New York Knicks and Legends in Concert; and the official cruise line partner of The GRAMMY Awards and is an official partner of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall.
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