NCL bans "takeaway" food 

By ,   May 7, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Norwegian Cruise Line banned food outside of dining areas: main dining room, buffet areas and ship restaurants. In other words, if you want to bring your dessert back to your stateroom to enjoy later, now you will not be able to do so.

Vanessa Picariello, senior director of public relations for NCL, confirmed the new policy in a statement: 

"For our guests' well-being and to maintain a beautiful clean environment for all of our guests to enjoy, we ask that they enjoy their meals while dining at one of our many restaurants."

The "takeaway" rule is an unusual policy within cruise industry, which generally allows cruisers to not only carry drinks from bar to cabin, but also to bring plates of food to their rooms. It has prompted a rush of comments, from both opponents and supporters.

Norwegian Cruise Line recently rolled out a service charge for room service orders of $7.95 fleetwide, expanded room service menus, amended the pizza delivery program and reduced specialty dining prices by 5 cents. The line also waived the cover charge for twelve of its Asian restaurants.