Norwegian Cruise Line has just announced a new way to pay for eating at their shipboard restaurants, while saving a few bucks at the same time. The Signature Trio package allows passengers to eat at three of these restaurants for $47.
The restaurants include a steakhouse, French restaurant, and Italian restaurant. The steakhouse on board Norwegian’s ships usually costs $25, while the French bistros are $20, and the Italian restaurants are $10.
If you do the math it will only save cruisers $8 to buy the Signature Trio, but Norwegian claims that this is not the only reason to buy the package before your next cruise.
Norwegian spokeswoman AnneMarie Mathews says, “”The major benefit is reserving all three (restaurants) in advance so you don’t have to worry about paying when onboard.”
Once on board the ship you will not be able to pay for the Signature Trio, so you will have to do so on ncl.com or by calling the company’s reservation line before your ship sets sail.
Although your cruise will include all the food you can imagine from the buffets and main dining room, it is nice to get off the beaten path and enjoy some fine cuisine at the shipboard restaurants. And despite the meager savings by purchasing this dining package, it does make it more convenient to try a few of the restaurants you might have neglected otherwise.
Norwegian’s Cagney’s Steakhouse is famous for their excellent steaks, chops, and seafood. The French bistro offers a variety of fine authentic French food like escargot, Napolean de legumes, duo de canard and crème brulee for dessert. And the Italian eateries offer traditional Italian food with a wide variety of pastas and made-to-order pizzas.
Many cruisers forgo the opportunity to eat at these on board restaurants, but it’s a nice change of pace, especially if it is for a special occasion.
We want to know what our readers think about the Signature Trio package offered by Norwegian. Do you think it’s worth it? If you were going to eat at one of the restaurants anyway would you go ahead and buy the package?