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Princess Cruises to Mark 50th Anniversary with Onboard Celebrations Throughout 2015

Written by: Cruise News

October 9, 2014 – The 50th anniversary of Princess Cruises will be especially memorable for guests cruising in 2015, as they will be treated to festive onboard celebrations including a themed menu, cocktails and entertainment.

“We love helping our guests celebrate their many milestone occasions aboard their cruises, so to be able to mark our company’s golden anniversary with them in 2015 is very special,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We’ve developed many not-to-be-missed experiences commemorating our 50th and we know our guests will thoroughly enjoy the lively atmosphere found on board during our anniversary year.”

The following anniversary offerings will be introduced across the fleet early in 2015:

Love Boat Disco Deck Party – To honor the iconic role The Love Boat played in the line’s history, a new Love Boat Disco Party will celebrate the beloved program by creating an exciting 70’s theme night with a few surprises. Movies Under the Stars will showcase video messages from the original Love Boat cast, special montages from the show, a Love Boat sing-a-long and show trivia, 70’s music videos and even a live kiss cam. The party will also feature a production number, a celebration of weddings and anniversaries of guests onboard, a photo opportunity with a Love Boat life ring and plenty of dancing with a party band.

Festive Food - One night on every cruise, the main dining rooms will present a special souvenir menu, featuring commemorative dishes from the past five decades, including Duck Terrine with Apricot Preserves and Filet of Turbot with Truffle Chive Sauce. Known for offering “the best pizza at sea,” Princess chefs will also introduce a variety of new anniversary pizzas such as Spicy Tomato & Shrimp, Potato, Bacon & Brie and Thai.

Chocolate Journeys – As part of the new “Chocolate Journeys” experience, renowned master pastry chef and chocolatier Norman Love has created two special 50th anniversary desserts that will be served to guests during their cruise vacations – Chocolate Raspberry Mousse with Vanilla Crème Brulee and Crunchy Shortbread or Moist Chocolate Dome with Raspberry Crème Brulée and Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse. These two desserts will alternate from one voyage to another.

Cheers to 50 Years – Guests can sip inventive cocktails from renowned mixologist Spike Marchant along with popular drinks through the decades – from a classic martini to a pina colada. A special half-bottle anniversary-labeled Prosecco will be offered and the new Seawitch West Coast IPA craft beer especially brewed for the 50th anniversary will be available.

Let Us Entertain You – A 50th celebration in the signature Piazza will feature a golden balloon drop and some balloons will even feature surprise giveaway items hidden inside. A special anniversary song, “Here’s to Princess,” celebrating the line’s history will also be performed. Guests can also compete in exciting game shows and test their knowledge with the Princess Trivia Challenge – 50th Anniversary edition. Plus, on select sailings, guests can dance to the music of tribute bands – like the Beatlemaniacs – bringing the greatest hits over the decades to life.

50th Anniversary Décor and Guest Giveaways – Anniversary décor and signage will be displayed from the time guests arrive in the terminal (domestic home ports only) and be visible through various onboard touches, including a spectacular anniversary display cake presented in the atrium. A 50th anniversary tote bag and commemorative time line will be placed in each guest stateroom upon embarkation. In addition, guests will notice the 50th anniversary logo on their stateroom key cards and on the daily Princess Patter. A series of videos will also play on stateroom televisions that share the company’s history and milestone moments. Each cruise ship in the fleet will also be adorned with a 50th anniversary flag on the bow.

Commemorative Keepsakes – The onboard boutiques, voted “Best Onboard Shopping” six consecutive years by Porthole magazine, will offer limited edition merchandise and exclusive offers during the anniversary celebration. Plus, the photo department will have commemorative backdrops and folios to capture the memories of guests’ cruise vacations.

The 50th anniversary officially kicks off with the naming ceremony of Regal Princess on November 5, 2014, in Ft. Lauderdale by the original Love Boat cast members before she sets sail for her maiden season of Caribbean cruises. Some of the 50th anniversary onboard offerings will be available aboard Regal Princess beginning in November and roll out to the rest of the fleet in early 2015.

More information about various 50th anniversary activities, including a comprehensive historical time line and video, can be found here: http://www.princess.com/50th-anniversary/.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 under Cruise Ship News.
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Princess Cruises Launches 50th Anniversary “Inspiring Stories” Contest

Written by: Cruise News

October 6, 2014 — Have a story to tell about a memorable experience that happened to you on a Princess Cruise? Princess Cruises is inviting past guests to join in celebrating its 50th anniversary by participating in an “Inspiring Stories” essay contest and sharing a moving experience that occurred on a Princess cruise vacation. The winner will ride on the line’s first-ever float in The Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.

The author of the winning entry, and up to three guests featured in the story, will be awarded a four-day trip to Pasadena to join the cast members of The Love Boat as they “cruise” down the five-and-a-half-mile parade route on January 1, 2015.

“Since the Rose Parade theme is ‘Inspiring Stories’, we want to uncover an amazing experience one of our guests has had aboard a Princess cruise,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “We often hear stories from our guests about reconnecting with loved ones, celebrating milestone occasions, falling in love or getting married, and we’re looking forward to selecting one to represent the wonderful memories that are made on our cruise ships every day.”

The winner will also receive a $1,500 gift card, tickets to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, as well as airfare and hotel accommodations for up to four people.

The contest runs through Friday, October 31, 2014, and the entry form, sample stories, rules, prize description and eligibility details are available at http://www.princess.com/inspired.

The Rose Parade has been a world-renowned tradition since 1890 and is broadcast to approximately 80 million viewers around the world every New Year’s Day. The Princess Cruises float will be 60 feet long and 24 feet high, and will be covered by more than 24,000 flowers and natural materials. Depicting the cruise line’s newest ship Regal Princess symbolically sailing through some of the world’s most fascinating destinations and iconic landmarks, the float will pay tribute to The Love Boat television show that made Princess Cruises one of the most famous names in cruising.

The “Inspiring Stories” essay contest is one of many special activities planned for the line’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2015. Anniversary festivities will be held across the line’s fleet of 18 cruise ships and will officially kick off with the November 5th naming ceremony for Regal Princess in Ft. Lauderdale before she sets sail for her maiden season of Caribbean cruises.

The contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Colombia, who are at least 18 years of age or older as of time of entry, and who have taken a cruise vacation on any Princess cruise prior to September 1, 2014.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 under Uncategorized.
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Star Princess To Deliver Relief Supplies To Cabo San Lucas

Written by: Cruise News

October 3, 2014 – Star Princess will call on Cabo San Lucas tomorrow for the first time following Hurricane Odile, bringing needed relief supplies to area residents impacted by the storm. The Princess cruise ship will deliver pallets of bottled water, milk and paper products, among other supplies.

“The residents of Cabo San Lucas form one big hospitality community that regularly welcomes our ships’ guests. We want to return that hospitality by giving back to them as they work to recover and prepare to receive visitors once again,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.

“The entire destination has been working tirelessly to reopen restaurants, shops and tours, and all of us at Princess appreciate and applaud their commitment to tourism and their tremendous effort to rebuild and restore so quickly,” she added.

Star Princess will be the first Princess ship, and among the first of all cruise line ships, to visit Cabo San Lucas since Hurricane Odile hit the area in mid-September. The popular Princess Cruises west coast fall 2014 and spring 2015 sailings program includes a variety of 7, 9- and 10-day Mexico cruises on Grand Princess, Crown Princess and Star Princess. Panama Canal cruises on Island Princess also call on Mexico destinations including Cabo San Lucas.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 under Cruise Ship News.
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Princess Cruises Offers Special Savings with “National Cruise Vacation Week Sale”

Written by: Cruise News

October 2, 2014 – Princess Cruises is offering special savings to celebrate the World’s Largest Cruise Sale during Cruise Line International Association’s (CLIA) Cruise Week, Oct. 6-13, with a sale offering guests discounted cruise fares, free pre-paid gratuities and onboard spending money.

Princess’ “National Cruise Vacation Week Sale” begins today (four days early) and offers up to a 30% savings on cruise vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Hawaii and Asia. In addition, guests who book during this cruise sale will also receive free pre-paid daily gratuities and those booking a balcony, mini-suite or suite accommodations with receive a $50 per person in onboard spending money. The sale ends Oct. 14.

More information about the “National Cruise Vacation Week Sale” can be found at princess.com/sale.

Examples of cruise deals include:

Caribbean cruise vacation – 7 days from $449

Mexico cruise vacation – 7 days from $499

Panama Canal cruise vacation – 11 days from $999

Hawaii cruise vacation – 15 days from $1,499

Asia cruise vacation – 17 days from $1,799

All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. The “National Cruise Vacation Week Sale” begins at 12:01 a.m. PDT on October 2 and runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 14 and is available to residents of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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Carnival Corporation Conservation Program Reduces Fuel Usage By One Billion Gallons Over 7 Years

Written by: Cruise News

October 2, 2014 – Carnival Corporation & plc today released the results of its multi-year Fleet Fuel Conservation Program that by the end of 2014 will have saved more than one billion gallons of fuel and reduced fleet carbon emissions by 12 billion kilograms over a seven year period.

By the end of 2014, Carnival Corporation’s Fleet Fuel Conservation Program will have improved the fleet’s overall fuel efficiency by 24 percent compared to 2007, while saving approximately $2.5 billion in fuel costs, the company’s single biggest expense. Carnival Corporation announced the results of its fuel conservation efforts in conjunction with a National Press Club event celebrating world tourism today in Washington, D.C.

Carnival Corporation’s Fleet Fuel Conservation Program combines energy-saving programs onboard current ships with new energy-efficient ship designs to reduce energy consumption and boost fuel efficiency across its fleet of over 100 ships. The program has become a cornerstone of the corporation’s strategy to collaborate across its nine industry-leading brands and leverage its scale, while supporting sustainability initiatives designed to reduce environmental impact from maritime operations.

Since cruise ships generate their own electricity from fuel, Carnival set out to uncover every feasible way to reduce onboard energy usage and launched several key conservation initiatives since 2007 that have driven the success of the Fleet Fuel Conservation Program. These efforts include:

· Propulsion: Improving how the ship moves through the water by optimizing ship speeds and cruise distances to design more fuel-efficient itineraries, significantly reducing energy and fuel consumption.
· Hull coatings: Using new hull coatings and cleaning technologies to minimize the growth of marine organisms that create drag on the hull, which reduces the amount of fuel needed to move the ship through water.
· Air conditioning: Installing new, energy-efficient A/C systems to help reduce the energy used to cool the ships, which is the second largest consumer of onboard energy after propulsion.
· Lighting: Replacing traditional lighting with more efficient LED bulbs is an ongoing opportunity to save energy, as the company continues the process of replacing four million lights across the fleet.
· Water production: While producing 73 percent of water used onboard its ships, Carnival is reducing the rate of onboard water usage and finding more efficient ways to produce water, including better use of engine heat to convert sea water to fresh water and installation of reverse osmosis systems.
· Education & Training: Increasing onboard energy use awareness among officers, crew and guests.
· Other initiatives: The company is pursuing additional energy-saving ideas for engine room cooling equipment, audio and entertainment systems, galley/cooking appliances and laundry services, and expanding the 20 percent of ships equipped for “cold ironing” as more ports offer the ability to connect to shore electrical power. Carnival also continues to develop its ability to use alternative fuels.

New ship builds also drive significant improvements in fleet fuel efficiency through energy-saving innovations that are designed directly into the new vessels. By adding over 30 new ships to its fleet since 2007, Carnival Corporation has capitalized on the latest advances in energy efficiency, including building larger ships with highly efficient propulsion systems that incorporate new computer-modeled hull designs and the latest in fuel-efficient propeller and engine combinations.

Fuel conservation is Carnival’s top environmental priority and the company is expected to increase fuel efficiency by five percent in 2014 alone. Driven largely by its energy and fuel conservation efforts, Carnival is now in a position to exceed its goal of a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2015.

Carnival Corporation is investing as much as $400 million to design, build and install an industry-first exhaust gas cleaning technology, called ECO-EGC, to more than 70 percent of its fleet. The system uses filters and seawater to remove pollutants from exhaust gases, significantly advancing cleaner air quality for oceangoing vessels.

In addition to these efforts, the company continues to focus on additional environmental initiatives, including using effective waste management, employing on-board environmental officers on every ship and partnering with environmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy to support protection of the global marine environment.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 under Cruise Ship News.
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Carnival Miracle Begins Year-Round Mexican Riviera Sailings with Relief Mission to Cabo San Lucas

Written by: Cruise News

October 1, 2014 – Carnival Miracle will depart Saturday, October 4 from Long Beach on the first voyage of a new year-round cruise program to the Mexican Riviera. The ship will call at Cabo San Lucas on October 6 and will be loaded with relief supplies provided by Carnival for local residents still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Odile. The crew will be off-loading several pallets of bottled water, canned food, cereal, diapers, paper products, personal items and other supplies.

Carnival Miracle’s new year-round Mexican Riviera program will encompass three different week-long itineraries, including a new three-port, seven-day cruise featuring Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

“We have been in close contact with officials in Cabo San Lucas and have sent our own teams there to evaluate the recovery process,” said Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. “The residents, along with local, state and federal authorities, have worked extremely hard to ready the destination to receive visitors and revitalize the economic contribution that tourism brings to the area. At the same time, local residents are still in need of relief supplies and it is extremely gratifying to be resuming our Mexican Riviera cruise program while doing some good for the local community,” Cahill added.

Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, federal Under Minister of tourism for Mexico, stated, “Our tourism destinations are ready to receive visitors. Tourism is an important part of the local economy and we are grateful for everyone’s contribution to the recovery of Los Cabos. The destination is ready for cruise passengers and the majority of restaurants, shops and tours are ready to be enjoyed.”

Carnival Miracle’s year-round schedule from Long Beach also includes two other itinerary options. The first is a seven-day, two-port itinerary that features a stop in Cabo San Lucas, along with a two-day overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta. The second alternate itinerary includes a visit to Puerto Vallarta, along with a two-day call at Cabo San Lucas.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 under Cruise Ship News.
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Holland America Line to Feature ‘Explore4′ Savings and Onboard Spending Credits for 2014 National Cruise Vacation Week

Written by: Cruise News

October 1, 2014 — Holland America Line is planning special promotions for National Cruise Vacation Week (NCVW), which runs Oct. 6-13, 2014. Organized by Cruise Lines International Association, the week-long event features promotions and online opportunities to give consumers a perfect opportunity to book a cruise vacation while taking advantage of special savings.

“Each year National Cruise Vacation Week highlights cruising as a vacation choice, and we are celebrating by offering special promotions to entice travelers to book their dream vacation,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. “By combining the Explore4 offer and an onboard spending credit, guests can get an exceptional rate this week on a Holland America Line cruise.”

Throughout the week, Holland America Line will be featuring the exclusive Explore4 promotion on select 2015 and 2016 sailings that provides four added-value extras — a free Signature Beverage Package and free Pinnacle Grill dinner for guests booking an ocean-view and higher category stateroom, free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Suite bookings also receive a $300 onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner in addition to the other four offers.

Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico/Hawaii, Panama Canal and South America.

Travelers making a booking on select 2014 through 2016 cruises during the week also receive a special NCVW onboard spending credit, depending on the length of the cruise and type of cabin booked. Guests can receive up to a $400 per stateroom ($200 per person) onboard spending credit in addition to all four Explore4 offers, when applicable. For example, guests who book a suite on 10- to 14-day cruises receive a $300 per stateroom ($150 per person) onboard spending credit.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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MSC Cruises Offering Deals On Caribbean and Mediterranean Sailings for National Cruise Vacation Month

Written by: Cruise News

October 1, 2014 – To celebrate National Cruise Vacation Month, MSC Cruises is offering balcony staterooms at ocean view rates for select sailings in both the Caribbean and Mediterranean, plus kids aged 11 and under sail free for guests who book cruises during the month of October.

And, the line will sweeten the deal for guests who upgrade to MSC Cruises’ new “Fantastica experience” on these select sailings with a complimentary drink package consisting of 12 vouchers. The Fantastica experience includes choice of a premium location stateroom and priority choice of early or late dining. Additional free amenities, valued at $250 per person, include 50 percent off all fitness classes and personal training, free delivery of room service, and enhanced recreational activities for children including cooking and foreign language classes.

The October specials are available to residents of the US and Canada who book select sailings of MSC Divina, departing October 2014 through October 2015 in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, and select sailings of MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, departing November 2014 through April 2015 in the Mediterranean. Available on new bookings only, offers expire on October 31, 2014.

As an extra promotion for booking in October, MSC Cruises is also offering pre-paid gratuities for all MSC Divina seven-night Caribbean sailings between October 18 and December 13, 2014.

National Cruise Vacation Month, widely recognized as “The World’s Largest Cruise Sale,” is celebrated every October to promote special offers from member cruise lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry organization.

Ask for “CLIA National Cruise Vacation Month” promotion when booking.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Offering 10% Cash Back During ‘Perfect 10′ Sale

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October 1, 2014.

In celebration of CLIA Cruise Week, Norwegian Cruise Line is debuting Norwegian’s Perfect 10, a first of its kind offer that gives guests 10% cash back on their cruise fare. Those who book a new cruise from October 1-14, 2014, will receive 10 percent, up to $2,000 per stateroom, in onboard credit based on their cruise fare*. Onboard credit can be used to indulge in decadent spa treatments, handcrafted cocktails, a wide array of specialty dining options, adventurous shore excursions and more.

Norwegian’s Perfect 10 applies to all ships and all sailings dates and is credited for all guests booked in the stateroom.

To book a cruise during Norwegian’s Perfect 10 celebration, contact a travel professional, call Norwegian at 888-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784), or visit www.ncl.com.

*Fares are per person, based on double occupancy.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 under Hot Cruise Deals.
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Norwegian Escape Will Feature ’678 Ocean Place’ and ‘The Waterfront’

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September 30, 2014 – Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed that Norwegian Escape will incorporate The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place, the very popular design first introduced on Norwegian Breakaway and also on Norwegian Getaway. This concept includes an oceanfront boardwalk lined with restaurants, bars and shops, combined with three expansive, flowing decks of dining, bars, entertainment, gaming and more. Norwegian Escape is currently under construction and is scheduled for delivery in October 2015.

Located on deck 8, The Waterfront is an outdoor area offering a number of seaside venues that feature breathtaking views and a sense of connection with the ocean. The hub of the ship will be 678 Ocean Place, a space that connects three decks of daytime and nighttime amusements.
 Norwegian Escape Will Feature 678 Ocean Place and The Waterfront
“The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place have revolutionized the industry, receiving rave reviews from our guests and travel partners,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “We knew from the start that Norwegian Escape should also feature this game-changing design. With this new, larger ship, we’ve taken the concept up another notch and we’ve added some additional interesting venues and features.”

A private group dining venue for up to 100 guests will be one of the new features. As part of Taste, one of the complimentary dining options on board, the Private Room at Taste will accommodate up to 100 guests, offering the opportunity for groups to dine together in a private setting. Located just below the main Taste restaurant on deck 5, the Private Room at Taste features its own entrance, lounge and private dining area.

“We recognized the need to be able to accommodate groups onboard and have addressed that with a private dining space,” added Sheehan. “In addition, we have many new dining, lounging and entertainment spaces in the works that will take our revolutionary Freestyle Cruising and ensure it remains unmatched in the industry. In the coming months, we will announce more of these exciting features.”

On deck 8, 678 Ocean Place will connect the excitement of The Waterfront outdoor spaces with interior dining venues Moderno, Cagney’s, and La Cucina.

La Cucina celebrates the Tuscan countryside and will continue to serve Norwegian’s delicious Italian dishes to guests who choose to dine either al fresco on the outdoor patio on The Waterfront, in the main restaurant or the interior terrace option, giving guests the opportunity to dine along the interior walkway beneath exposed wooden beams and greenery.

Moderno Churrascaria, Norwegian’s signature Brazilian-style steakhouse, will offer both indoor and outdoor dining on The Waterfront. Guests will feast from an extensive salad bar, followed by a variety of grilled and slow-roasted meats that are carved tableside by passadors.

Norwegian’s signature establishment Cagney’s Steakhouse will feature succulent Certified Angus Beef grilled steaks, perfectly cooked double cut lamb chops and other steakhouse favorites. Guests will dine in style amidst rich wood tones and modern details as they enjoy watching the chefs prepare their meals in the open kitchen or they will bask in the sunset with Waterfront dining. Located between Cagney’s and Moderno, Prime Meridian will offer guests the opportunity to order a signature cocktail and soak in the action taking place around them.

The Waterfront will include Dolce Gelato, serving a selection of gelato flavors. Inside on deck 8, guests will also find multiple shopping opportunities, the photo gallery and the Humidor Cigar Lounge. A three-story open atrium with an exquisite LED chandelier with light changing effects which will serve as the centerpiece of 678 Ocean Place, with openings to all three decks and floating glass staircases connecting the levels.

The 19,000 square foot Escape Casino will be the largest in Norwegian’s fleet, with 357 slot machines and 28 gaming tables featuring poker, black jack, roulette and craps.

Another guest favorite, O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, will also be on Norwegian Escape. This 24-hour a day neighborhood sports bar and restaurant will serve classic American favorites and comfort food, along with exclusive specialty dish nights, such as prime rib, all-you-can-eat baby back ribs, and chicken and waffles. These specialty dish nights give guests an alternative dinner venue in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The venue will overlook a giant two-story screen, perfect for watching sports and movies, along with miniature bowling, pool, basketball, air hockey tables and interactive games.

Also on deck 7, the popular Manhattan Room returns as the complimentary aft dining room with cool, sophisticated tones of blue and silver. As guests dine on cuisine that reflects the elegant nature of the room, they will enjoy live music and dancing. The two-story high restaurant showcases floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows looking aft, lined with mirrored accents and glamorous lighting.

On deck 6 aft, guests will encounter the Mixx Bar, for a pre-dinner cocktail or an after dinner cordial. Savor, one of the three complimentary main dining options on Norwegian Escape, will feature cuisine that is traditional with a contemporary flair. Across from Savor, is where guests will find Taste, another complimentary main dining venue. Taste will serve a variety of culinary delights to please every palate. Both restaurants feature clean lines and upscale, contemporary décor.

Norwegian’s signature Teppanyaki restaurant will continue to dazzle guests on Norwegian Escape. Teppanyaki chefs will showcase their knife-wielding skills on 12 flat-top grills, cooking exhibition-style Japanese cuisine. Guests will be amazed by the masterful chefs while they enjoy an entertaining meal.

Le Bistro, Norwegian’s signature French restaurant, will feature an elegant indoor setting, accented by subtle décor reminiscent of a Parisian café, along with a European sidewalk-style dining area which will overlook the social hub of the ship, 678 Ocean Place. Guests will marvel at the three-story cascading LED chandelier above them, along with the constant flow of people as they dine on classic French favorites.

Within the Atrium, located on deck 6, guests will find Norwegian’s signature two-story video wall along with the Bar at The Atrium. The Bar at The Atrium will feature mixed drinks, along with a self-service wine bar. The Shore Excursion Desk, Internet Café and Art Gallery will be located in close proximity to the Atrium, along with three meeting rooms, and a multi-purpose room that functions as card room and library. New to Norwegian Escape is a portrait studio, where guests will have the opportunity to take professional photographs.

There will also be a number of exciting dining and entertainment venues located within 678 Ocean Place and in other locations on the vessel that will be revealed at a later date.

Norwegian Escape will begin weekly seven-day cruises from her year-round homeport of Miami to the Eastern Caribbean on November 14, 2015. The ship will be the largest to home port year-round in Miami, carrying 4,200 guests to tropical Caribbean destinations including St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 under Cruise Ship News.
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