Photo: View of the sea from Hudson's Restaurant
Take your senses on a journey of their own with an innovative blend of culinary skill, contemporary design and oceanic atmosphere on Norwegian’s Prima Class ships, where the dining experience is meant to exceed every expectation. The grand atrium space at the heart of two new Prima class ships combines futuristic architecture with a sense of wonder creating a memorable backdrop for their collection of spectacularly designed restaurants and lounges. Start each evening with a curated selection of cocktails before settling in for a delectable dinner sure to satisfy every craving.
Innovative Dining Concepts
Taste the essence of the sea in a pair of restaurants that plucks seafood from the waters below deck and arranges it artfully on your plate. Palomar is a first-ever Mediterranean restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating and a wine list curated by American Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
With stunning 270-degree views, Hudson’s restaurant is positioned above the wake of the ship and offers a menu of perennial favorites such as prime rib, jumbo shrimp and smoked salmon. Cagney’s Steakhouse celebrates the Prairie Style architecture of renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and serves mouthwatering steaks, succulent crab cakes and decadent truffle fries.
Photo: Delicious Romaine Kale Salad
Classic Culinary Favourites
Romantic Le Bistro evokes images of a Paris rendezvous with French favorites like escargots and coq au vin and a focal point chandelier created by Kalmar of Austria. Turn to Onda by Scarpetta for modern Italian dishes like indulgent pastas prepared in-house, hearty vegetable entrees and flavorful seafood creations.
Food Republic features specially crafted menus from casual bites to elevated cuisine that reflect cultural and culinary diversity. Two takes on Japanese flavors are Hasuki, an intimate "hibachi-style" restaurant whose walls are lined with tatami mats as wallpaper, and Nama, a refined approach to fresh sushi prepared by expert chefs.
Memorable Lounge Experiences
In keeping with the concept of bringing the ocean inside, Observation Lounge takes advantage of panoramic views overlooking the ship’s bow. This multi-use space blends outdoors and indoors with zones for lounging, reading, games or snacking. Begin or end your evening with a craft cocktail at Metropolitan Bar, featuring sustainable bottled artisanal cocktails. Contemporary Belvedere Bar serves a modern, fresh take on classic drinks.
Adults can retreat to Vibe Beach Club to enjoy stunning views, an oversized hot tub and comfy chaise lounges. A full-service bar offers wellness-focused beverages featuring low sugar, low and no alcohol, plant-based, zero sugar sports drinks, spritzers and frozen organic cocktails. Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva offer guests the freedom and flexibility to dine and sip as you wish, at any time of the day or night.
Reprinted with permission from Travel Leaders Network | Amy Mutscher | March 24, 2022