NCL Adds Complimentary Asian Dining Options Across the Fleet


Norwegian Cruise Line have announced that almost all ships throughout their fleet now offer complimentary Asian dining from a selection of venues. All NCL ships, except the Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun, offer completely free on board Asian dining as part of Norwegian’s drive to continually improve guest experience.

Previously paid-for restaurants including the hugely popular Jasmine Garden and Shanghai’s Noodle Bar are amongst the eateries which have been made complimentary by Norwegian Cruise Line. As part of the NEXT programme, NCL are striving to use additional popular dining options to help provide the very best cruise experience for guests.

Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, enthused: “Norwegian’s Freestyle Dining is the most fun and flexible way for guests to enjoy some of the best dining experiences at sea, when they want and how they want. We are thrilled to continue that legacy by providing guests with more of the food they have come to love and enjoy with the introduction of fleet-wide complimentary Asian cuisine.”


The Sushi and Teppanyaki venues throughout the fleet will continue to operate a la carte and per guest cover charges respectively.

Now-Complimentary NCL Dining Options:

Norwegian Epic – Shanghai’s, Shanghai’s Noodle Bar

Pride of America – East Meets West

Norwegian Breakaway – Shanghai’s Noodle Bar

Norwegian Getaway – Shanghai’s Noodle Bar

Norwegian Jewel – Chin Chin

Norwegian Pearl – Lotus Garden

Norwegian Gem – Orchid Garden

Norwegian Jade – Jasmine Garden

Norwegian Dawn – Bamboo

Norwegian Star – Ginza

Norwegian Spirit – Shogun

There has been no announcement about whether the upcoming Norwegian Escape will feature a complimentary Asian dining venue. At the moment, only a Teppanyaki venue with a cover charge per guest has been confirmed by Norwegian Cruise Line before the ship’s launch in October.

Images courtesy of NCL and mikeru


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