News from Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief operating officer Andy Stuart
NORWEGIAN WEDDINGS AT SEA
Norwegian Cruise Line is now offering legally recognized weddings at sea on two ships —soon to be three. A wedding at sea package is available on the New York-based Norwegian Breakaway and the Miami-based Norwegian Getaway, and will be offered on Norwegian Escape when it begins year-round service from Miami late this year.
The ceremony is performed by the ship’s captain, and the package includes a bouquet and boutonniere, a Champagne toast, a wedding cake and the services of a wedding coordinator.Until now, the line has offered only destination weddings.
Norwegian will continue to provide those, along with vow renewal packages. Also, same-sex destination weddings are available where recognized by law, including at port in Boston, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, Tampa, Miami and Port Canaveral.
TRIAL TEST: FEE FOR ROOM SERVICE
NCL is also currently testing a 2 week trial expanded room service menu, which began unannounced to their guests on the ships, their call center staff or their Travel Agent partners, on March 29th, on NCL Breakaway and NCL Getaway. There is no charge per item, simply a per order fee of $7.95 on the Norwegian Breakaway and $4.95 on Norwegian Getaway. That fee is waived for guests in The Haven accommodations.
This new room service menu includes a small expansion to their breakfast selection—the addition of eggs cooked to order, sides like breakfast potato/grilled tomato and hot cereals like oatmeal and Cream of Wheat—and a few more choices on the 24-hour room service menu.
UPDATE: APRIL 26, 2015
Surprise! NCL implemented the new room service fee, fleetwide after making a few, minor modifications.
NCL ASIAN NOODLE BAR
Following the recent $15 cover charge being waived for the Asian restaurant Ginza on Norwegian Star, the line has decided to make the Asian restaurants and noodle bars complimentary on 11 ships by mid-April.
This includes venues like Norwegian Gem’s Orchid Garden, Norwegian Pearl’s Lotus Garden, Norwegian Epic’s Shanghai’s Chinese Restaurant/Shanghai’s Noodle Bar and Pride of America’s East Meets West, as some examples.
The dining charge waiver doesn’t apply to: NCL Sky, NCL Sun, NCL Escape