With 16 bars and lounges on board the brand-new Norwegian Bliss, there's no shortage of fun and libations to enjoy on your next cruise holiday. Whether you're sailing to Alaska and taking in the stunning glacier views from the Observation Lounge bar or cruising to The Caribbean with a fresh mojito in hand, these hot spots have something for your every holiday mood.
"I'm hungry," said no one on a cruise ship — ever. Cruising on the state-of-the-art Norwegian Bliss is no exception to this rule. You'll find exquisite Specialty Dining venues along with popular main dining choices such as Savour and Taste. But you'll find some must-have foods on board Norwegian Bliss that everyone should simply try.
If you haven’t taken an Alaskan cruise, you’re missing out! Most Alaskan cruises will take you to three to four quaint Alaskan ports, as well as the Canadian cruise Port of Victoria. Each of these port-of-calls offers something unique such as whale watching, larger than life glaciers, and even fishing! After you trek through the wilderness and stop by real gold rush sites make sure you make the time to enjoy a pretty good local brew (or two) from some authentically delicious breweries. Here are a few of our favourite Alaskan Microbreweries you must visit on your Alaskan cruise.
One of the most exciting developments aboard Norwegian Escape is the creation of The Cellars, Norwegian's first ever wine bar. With the Mondavi family name behind it (and four generations of great winemaking in Napa Valley), this is the kind of spot where any wine lover can sip on their favourite selection or discover a new one, within its warm and intimate walls, or while perched on a stool with an ocean view. And for those who'd like to elevate their wine IQ, make your way to the Tasting Table* for an education in vino, designed for novices and experts alike. The Cellars are dedicated to enjoying wine in any capacity.
Beer lovers all around can rejoice in the news: Norwegian Escape has a cold pour waiting for you at The District Brew House. With more than 50 bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap (including local beer from Miami's Wynwood Brewing Company), it's easy to catch up on the craft beer scene at sea. Whether you're a novice or an expert, knowing the beer you’re drinking and how it's made is part of the craft beer experience. So before you sip and sail on your next cruise holiday, discover everything you need to know about the basics of craft beer.
Whether you're a first-time cruiser or an experienced traveller, here is some advice that's always a helpful reminder: Try something - anything - new every day of your cruise. Granted, such a suggestion is easy to indulge because you’re likely to explore a different port city every day. However, I find that when it comes to food, we tend to stick to the first onboard dining experience we like, rather than explore our way through Norwegian’s diverse culinary selections
Have you already booked — or are thinking of booking — your dream cruise vacation on Norwegian Cruise Line? If so, you’ll likely want to know about life onboard the ship and how you will stay entertained (and hydrated) throughout the day and evening. If you are a sucker for sake or crave cold, fruity cocktails, Norwegian's creative and skilled bartenders are excited to serve you. With dozens of Norwegian Cruise Line's distinct and stunning bars and lounges expertly placed through each ship, grabbing a delicious drink and relaxing in your preferred venue couldn't be easier.
Once you have your Italian cruise vacation with Norwegian booked, it's time to start planning your shore excursions and deciding what sights are most important on your list of things to do. However, don't forget all the delicious traditional foods that await you in Italy! Depending on the ports you are visiting, you'll have the opportunity to try dishes that are special to that region.
If you’re already excited to sail on Norwegian Encore, with its top-deck race track suspended 13 feet over the side of the ship and the largest open-air laser tag course at sea, you'll be thrilled to learn about the delectable offerings that await in the ship's restaurants, bars, and lounges.
When you book a cruise to Greece with Norwegian, you’ll find no shortage of things to see and do in each beautiful port. That includes the sampling of delicious Greek cuisine. For those travelers interested in the local gastronomy, you can choose from an abundance of tours and excursions that highlight Greek fare. Depending on what ports your itinerary visits, here are seven food-centric things you may find on a Greek Isles cruise with Norwegian to help you channel your inner foodie and become fully immersed in the culture.
Are you looking for a way to leave behind the stress of your daily life? A cruise holiday offers the ultimate way to relax and unwind. Do you want outstanding service and a choice of inspiring world destinations to explore on your next holiday? Cruising with Norwegian offers all of that and more. On a Norwegian cruise, every staff member goes out of their way to pamper you - from greeting you by name to making your favourite dessert appear right after dinner.
Norwegian’s Meet the Winemaker cruises are returning for a third season now through February 2019. The special series invites guests sailing on select Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Dawn itineraries to participate in private wine dinners and tastings, seminars, and meet-and-greets with experts in the winemaking industry, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Dina Mondavi, and celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez.
If you're planning a cruise to Bermuda, the spas, golf courses, and pink sand beaches are far from the only attractions you'll find. The cuisine of the island is equally exciting. You'll find fresh flavours pulled straight from the ocean and spiced with local ingredients. From rum-soaked baked goods to sweet and spicy condiments, Bermuda has a wide range of specialties just waiting for you to take a taste. Just ahead, here are some must-try foods to have on a Bermuda cruise.
It's official — you've just booked your first cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line. Congratulations! Before you pack your bags and hit the seas, there are a few things you should know about your upcoming experience. Here's just a little of what you can expect during your first cruise with Norwegian.
No matter what part of your Bahamas cruise you're most excited about, chances are good that at some point, you'll find yourself lounging in the sun with a drink in your hand. After all, what could be more iconic of a Bahamas cruise than relaxing on a white sand beach, sipping a tropical cocktail while you watch the sunset over jewel-toned waves?
A cruise holiday is one of the best trips for someone with a dietary restriction. When you cruise with Norwegian, you won't have to worry that your nutritional limitations will keep you from having the holiday of your life.
Norwegian's chefs are trained to prepare food for a variety of diets - vegetarian, sugar-free, gluten-free and more. Norwegian makes an effort to accommodate all passenger dietary needs and to provide suitable alternatives on request for those with food allergies or other special needs.
My love affair with food began at birth, and my love affair with Norwegian Cruise Line began a decade ago on our first cruise to Alaska. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary aboard Norwegian Pearl, sailing Glacier Bay. We followed that up with another Alaska cruise on Norwegian Star, and then made the life-changing decision to move from Deep South Texas to the wilds of Juneau, Alaska…I blame the whole move on Norwegian, and the chance they gave us to experience God’s country.