Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces À La Carte Specialty Dining
Written by: Cruise News
July 14, 2015 – Norwegian Cruise Line announced today the introduction of à la carte specialty dining at the line’s specialty restaurants, which will allow guests the flexibility to choose how many courses they wish to have during their meal.
The new plan begins this October on the all-new Norwegian Escape, which will have 11 complimentary dining options as well as Norwegian’s signature specialty restaurants La Cucina, Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse and the new Bayamo by James Beard Award winning chef Jose Garces.
Norwegian’s specialty restaurants on Norwegian Escape will feature enhanced menus that include favorite dishes as well as new creations with per-item pricing. Whether guests wish to have a light meal of an appetizer and soup or salad, or indulge in a multi-course dinner with Maine lobster, the new à la carte option will allow passengers to create their own dining experience, just as they would at any land-based restaurant.
At Cagney’s Steakhouse, the new à la carte menu has appetizers that range from $4.99 to $7.95 and main courses from $17.99 to $29.99. At Le Bistro, guests will find new main courses in addition to traditional French favorites, including Bouillabaisse, Pan-Seared Jumbo Bay Scallops and Veal Medallions with Sauce Morrel, starting at $15.99. Guests looking to find a taste of “la dolce vita” will be transported to the Mediterranean when they choose from an expanded menu at La Cucina, featuring antipasti, pasta, risotto and traditional secondi courses starting at $12.99 including Osso Buco alla Milanese, Free-Range Chicken with Prosciutto or Pan-Seared Sea Bass Filet.
Moderno Churrascaria and Teppanyaki will remain at a cover charge of $19.95 and $29.95 respectively, as will entertainment dining including Wine Lovers: The Musical and For The Record: The Brat Pack.
Guests who purchase a Norwegian Specialty Dining Package have the freedom to indulge as they wish, as Specialty Dining Packages will allow guests to enjoy La Cucina, Le Bistro and Cagney’s Steakhouse at no additional charge. Guests with a Specialty Dining Package can dine in Bayamo by Jose Garces for an additional fee of $15.
In addition to Norwegian Escape’s specialty restaurants, Ocean Blue on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will also begin offering à la carte options on October 3, 2015, and the new à la carte dining will be available fleetwide beginning January 1, 2016. Other entertainment dining across the fleet, including Cirque Dreams & Dinner and The Illusionarium, will remain at a cover charge. For those guests who wish to reserve their dining times ahead of time, they can continue to do so via MyNCL; there is no charge to make a reservation and guests will have any à la carte selections added to their onboard account at the time of dining.