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Norwegian Cruise Line reveals the culinary offerings of new Prima Class

Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed further details about the premium food and drink offerings that its new Prima Class ships Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva will have.

These two vessels will have nine new dining and beverage venues, elevating NCL’s offerings.

Harry Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief executive officer said : “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.

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 flavor.”

What’s new

Metropolitan Bar

The Metropolitan Bar will be NCL’s first sustainability focused bar, offering zero-waste cocktails and more than 20 organically farmed biodynamic wines. The bar’s signature cocktail ‘Primadonna’ is crafted using surplus banana peels and Flor De cana rum that’s produced purely with renewable energy, 

The Prima Class Penrose Atrium 

NCL’s first three-story, glass-walled Penrose Atrium expands across decks six, seven and eight, creating one of the central spaces on Prima and Viva. The space will christened by a large-scale custom chandelier that will light up the space with more than 3000kgs of light fixtures built in. Throughout the Atrium you’ll be able to sip Starbucks Coffee, enjoy your time at Whiskey Bar, test your luck at Prima Casino and unwind at The Penrose Bar. 

The flashy new Atrium.

New eateries 

Amongst the seven new eateries on-board you can find Palomar, an a Mediterranean seafood specialty restaurant, with world-class Mediterranean cuisine. You can feast on Hasuki, a fresh take on ‘hibachi-style’ dining, with minimalist japanese decor, pottery and artwork welcoming you into the restaurant. There’s also Nama, a contemporary sushi house with upscale sushi and sashimi offerings to make you salivate. 

Japanese Ramen.

Main dining 

From the new dining room in Hudson’s, you’ll have a spectacular 270-degree view over the stern of the vessel to treat your eyes as well as your stomach. For something even more upscale you can head to The Commodore Room, where you can feast on anything from Spanish Paella to Italian mussels to an extensive vegetarian menu. Also new is a build-your-own-pasta section, allowing cruisers to choose between more than 24 ingredient combinations to craft their perfect pasta. 

Your favourites haven’t gone anywhere

Despite all the new establishments, you can still expect nearly all of your favourite NCL food and beverage venues to return. Some venues such as Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro and Food Republic will even be returning with a makeover, with each getting revamped facilities to be prettier and more palatable than ever on Prima and Viva. Other favourites like Indulge Food Hall, Observation Lounge, the Humidor Cigar Lounge and more will also be making triumphant returns.

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Le Bistro.