VIDEO: NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line unveils culinary offerings of new Prima Class ships

   March 9, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line unveiled further details about the premium food & drink offerings that the company's new Prima Class cruise ships Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva will boast.

The 2 newbuilds will have 9 new dining and beverage venues.

  • Metropolitan Bar. It will be NCL’s first-ever sustainability-focused bar, serving zero-waste cocktails and 20+ organically farmed biodynamic wines. The signature cocktail ‘Primadonna’ is crafted via surplus banana peels and Flor De Cana rum produced purely with renewable energy. 
  • Prima Class Penrose Atrium. Norwegian’s first 3-story, glass-walled Penrose Atrium is expanding across decks 6, 7 & 8, creating one of the central spots on Prima and Viva. The space will have a large-scale custom chandelier lighting it up with 3000+ kgs of built-in light fixtures. Throughout the Atrium guests will be able to sip Starbucks Coffee, enjoy their time at Whiskey Bar and Penrose Bar, or test their luck at Prima Casino. 
  • New Eateries. Amongst the 7 new eateries onboard, passengers can find Palomar, a Mediterranean seafood specialty restaurant featuring world-class Mediterranean cuisine. They can feast on Hasuki, a new fresh take on ‘hibachi-style’ dining, boasting minimalist Japanese decor, pottery, and artwork. There is also Nama, a contemporary sushi house serving upscale sushi and sashimi. 
  • Main Dining. From the brand new dining room in Hudson’s, guests will have a 270-degree view over the stern of the ship to treat their eyes as well as their stomach. They can also head to The Commodore Room, where they can feast on anything from Italian mussels and Spanish Paella to an extensive vegetarian menu. Also new is the build-your-own-pasta section, allowing travelers to choose between 24+ ingredient combinations. 

In spite of the new establishments, guests can still expect nearly all of NCL's signature food and beverage venues. Cagney’s Steakhouse,  Food Republic, and Le Bistro will be returning with a makeover, getting revamped facilities to be more palatable than ever onboard Prima and Viva. The Humidor Cigar Lounge, Indulge Food Hall, Observation Lounge, and more will also be making returns.