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Norwegian Cruise Line Sails Toward Next Generation Cruising

Encouraged by the success of their newest ships, the Norwegian Breakaway and the Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line has announced Norwegian NEXT – a $250 million investment for upgrades to its fleet! New dining options, creative drink varieties, exhilarating entertainment, upgrades to onboard Wi-Fi and other technologies, and even changes to their private islands, are just some of the enhancements to look forward to.

Norwegian NEXT is a big step into the future of cruising not just for Norwegian Cruise Line, but for the cruising industry worldwide! Experience first class customer service and comfort unlike any other onboard and offshore, and enjoy facilities that are not available on any other cruise line in the world!

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Gastronomical Changes!

Experience onboard culinary adventures like never before! Whether you’re an adventurous foodie, a steakhouse regular, or a chocolate lover, Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest dining upgrades are sure to impress! As part of the new enhancements, guests will be able to enjoy dining at the famous Moderno Churrascaria, the complimentary and wildly popular O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, and the sweet creations of Carlo's Bake Shop onboard various ships across the fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line takes dining to the next level with redesigned menus highlighting wine pairings and anecdotal culinary history. With a variety of dishes, which range from classic favorites to fresh innovations, there will never be a dull moment onboard as far as culinary experiences are concerned! The kitchen will keep things exciting with a new menu featuring up to 12 starters and 15 entrees every night so guests can treat their taste buds to something new each day. Guests can also make reservations up to 90 days prior to the ship setting sail, so you can step onboard worry-free, knowing that your special night is reserved for you and your loved ones.

Calling all chocolate lovers! Step foot on cloud nine during Norwegian Cruise Line’s Chocoholic Nights, featuring all-chocolate desert options in the Main Dining Rooms. The Garden Café and other Specialty Restaurants will offer even more choices of chocolate desert options on these nights, leaving fans in chocolate paradise!

The fun doesn’t stop at dining! All year round, guests can enjoy one-of-a-kind cocktails onboard, courtesy of an exclusive partnership with the award-winning mixologist from Miami, Gabirel Orta, at Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest BarLab! Building on the success of the guest favorite Sugarcane Mojito Bar onboard the Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line will introduce it on other ships as well. Serving as a segue into specialty dining rooms such as the Bayamo, more guests will now be able to enjoy a cocktail before dinner and enjoy live Latin music as they settle into a tropical setting.

Breakthrough Technology

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering more freedom and flexibility to their guests by using advanced technology to enhance the onboard experience. Their brand new mobile app, iConcierge, is the first app of its kind in the cruising industry and allows passengers to view the agenda of onboard activities while staying connected with new and old friends alike.

All ships in their fleet will be equipped with interactive digital signage for a richer onboard guest experience. This new addition allows guests to access interactive maps of the ship, make dinner and entertainment reservations, view onboard activity schedules, and much more! The newest rollout in technology upgrades also includes better Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the vessel so guests can enjoy virtually uninterrupted internet connection onboard.

Island Oasis

Norwegian Cruise Line’s NEXT program doesn’t stop with onboard changes. Great Stirrup Cay, their private island in the Bahamas, will see improvements in restaurants, bars, and activities! More restaurants, and the brand new Bacardi and Patron bars will keep you satisfied and relaxed during your entire offshore getaway. Plus, coming in 2016, guests can kick back at Harvest Caye, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest eco-friendly destination in southern Belize. Sink your toes in exclusive beaches and satisfy your taste for adventure with more things to do for the entire family on this new 75-acre private oasis!

Contact your Vacation Consultant today to start planning your dream getaway!


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