Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that their next cruise ship, Norwegian Joy, will have an extensive range of restaurants that will be tailor-made for the vessel. Norwegian Joy will be the cruise line’s first custom built cruise ship for the Chinese cruise market.
From Chinese hot pot, to sophisticated French haute cuisine, the freshest Japanese sushi to the highest quality American steaks and burgers, Norwegian Joy promises no less than 28 different food and beverage outlets on board – the widest array of dining experiences yet on any new ship that has been purpose built for China.
Norwegian Joy promises a “First Class at Sea” experience when it comes to the culinary program on board when the ship begins sailing from Shanghai on June 28, 2017.
Unlike other cruise lines, Norwegian offers guests the flexibility to dine when they want, where they want, from a wide range of restaurants. Only Norwegian offers the flexibility of Freestyle dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. And with so many purpose built restaurants from bow to stern, guests can enjoy more dining options than days of their cruise, whenever they like.
Norwegian Joy guests will be able to enjoy a wide range of complimentary dining options, while a host of additional premium dining experiences are also available at nominal extra cost.
There will be three main dining rooms: Manhatten Room, Savor and Taste. Each one will serve a wide array of Chinese cuisine with the Manhatten Room adding Western-style classics like steaks and seafood. The Chinese cuisine in Savor and Taste will have pronounced Korean and Japanese accents.
Neptune’s, offering a stunning buffet of fresh seafood, will be a seafood specialty restaurant on board Norwegian Joy. The restaurant will offer an à la carte menu where passengers can enjoy expertly prepared fresh fish.
Food Republic will take diners on a culinary tour of the world without even entering a single port of call. An eclectic menu will draw inspiration from the flavors of Japan, and even such far-flung destinations as Peru. Here, guests can indulge in an extensive sushi selection and enjoy creative fusion dishes, like Food Republic’s signature hamachi taquitos.
Guests also have the option of preparing their own meal with a selection of meats and fresh vegetables at Hot Pot restaurant Sakura & Hibiscus or Korean barbecue table. For fresh hand-pulled Chinese noodles and exquisitely crafted dim sum, there is the Noodle Bar.
There will also be Norwegian’s favorite specialty restaurants on board such as Teppanyaki, Chagney’s Steakhouse, American Diner serving up American comfort food, La Cucina (Italian), and Le Bistro (French cuisine).
The Bake Shop will serve up homemade baked goods, cupcakes, macarons, chocolate pralines, and Japanese mocha sweets.
Lastly, the Garden Cafe will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a buffet setting. The diverse spread will feature classics of Chinese and Western cuisine as well as lively stations preparing dishes à-la-minute.
Oenophiles on board can quench their thirst at La Cave. French for “The Cellar”, La Cave is Norwegian Joy’s source for fine wines and spirits. Guests can enjoy a glass of world-class wine or whiskey at the bar and, if they taste anything they like, they can make a retail purchase to take home with them after the cruise. After a leisurely drink or two, they may wish to retire to Humidor, Norwegian Joy’s exclusive cigar lounge to relax in style.
And for guests who wish to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, options abound, from martinis and manhattans at Mixx Bar, pre-dinner drinks at Prime Meridian, refreshing frozen poolside cocktails at Spice H20, and specialty coffees and teas at Atrium Bar.
Norwegian Joy is the 2nd Breakaway Plus class ship from Norwegian Cruise Line. The 168,800 gross ton cruise ship will carry 3,900 passengers and sail year-round from Shanghai, China starting in the summer of 2017.