One of my absolute favorite things to do on board a cruise — besides sipping a poolside cocktail — is indulging in the food! If you’re a first-time cruiser, let me tell you, you’re going to have options. On board, you can order cuisine spanning from French to Brazilian and venues from steakhouse-style to grab-and-go buffets. If you’re not sure where to start, here are our suggestions.
Like many people with Celiac Disease my first questions any time I travel are "what I am going to eat?" and "where can I eat safely?" The minute I decide on a destination, I'm all over the internet looking for the best places to get a gluten-free bite to eat. Being on a strict gluten-free diet for medical reasons means when I'm looking into a vacation like a cruise, the first thing I need to know before I book is what my dining options are.
Have you heard that every ship in Norwegian's fleet has up to 22 bars and lounges? From pool deck bars to specialty lounges, you'll find great places to unwind with the perfect vacation drink throughout your cruise vacation. The best part? Each venue has its own distinctive vibe. Read on to start planning your onboard experience and toast to the vacation of a lifetime. Cheers!
Cruising is about so much more than sailing from one beautiful port to another. From vibrant nightly entertainment to fun-filled poolside activities, you'll find loads of exciting things to do on the ship itself. One of the most enjoyable ways to spend your time is to try the wide variety of food on board. Norwegian Cruise Line offers some of the best dining at sea. In the mood for a grab-and-go meal? Want to enjoy an over-the-top gourmet experience? No problem! There's something to tickle everyone's taste buds on each of the award-winning ships in the Norwegian fleet.
If you're like many cruisers, you're probably looking to unwind a bit whilst you're on holiday and seriously, what says holiday more than a tropical drink with one of those little umbrellas?? On your Caribbean cruise, you'll have plenty of time to relax and soak up the rays, whilst sipping some delicious drink concoction you've never even heard of. Here are 7 Must-Try Drinks in The Caribbean!
"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.
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 vacation. 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 vacation mood.
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 whilst 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.