Norwegian Cruise Line has done a complete backflip on its attitudes towards food.
After passenger backlash forced the company to reverse its decision to ban the movement of food from specified dining areas, it has now introduced flexible dining packages.
Starting August, the new Specialty Dining Package will allow guests to dine at a variety of specialty restaurants for a set price, and choose which nights they’d like to do so. Under the current package, guests don’t have a choice as to which nights they dine. A three-day package can be purchased online, prior to embarkation, for the discounted price of $59, or within two days of setting sail.
The package will be accepted at specialty a la carte restaurants, including steakhouses, Brazilian churrascarias, French, Japanese and Italian restaurants.
When choosing to dine at table d’hôte or entertainment-based restaurants, Specialty Dining Package holders will need to pay one flat-rate surcharge: $15 for Ocean Blue; $10 for general seats and $15 for premium seats at Cirque Dreams and the Illusionarium; $10 for Bayamo; $7 for the Raw Bar, Pincho Tapas Bar and all sushi bars across the fleet.
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