Culinary offerings announced for NCL China ship


Chinese hot pot, French haute cuisine, Japanese sushi and American steaks and burgers, will be part of the 28 eatery offerings on the Norwegian Joy - custom built for the Chinese market and set to sail in June 2017.

Norwegian's new Breakaway-Plus Class vessel will start sailing from Shanghai on June 28, 2017. Norwegian offers passengers the flexibility to dine when they want, where they want, from a wide range of restaurants with its Freestyle dining. Norwegian Joy passengers will be able to enjoy complimentary dining options, while additional premium dining experiences are also available at extra cost.

Among the inclusive options is the Garden Café, which will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner that will feature classics of Chinese and Western cuisine as well as lively stations preparing “dishes à-la-minute.” For a traditional dining experience Norwegian Joy's Manhattan Room will offer a vast selection of Chinese cuisine complemented by Western-style classics such as steaks and seafood.

Savor and Taste restaurants will also serve a wide array of Chinese cuisine, from traditional to forward-thinking Chinese fusion cuisine with pronounced Korean and Japanese accents.

Food Republic allows diners to take a culinary tour of the world with an eclectic menu will draw inspiration from the flavors of Japan, and even such far-flung destinations as Peru. Food Republic's signature dish will be hamachi taquitos.

Teppanyaki offers an authentic taste of East Asia. Diners also have the option of preparing their own meal with a selection of meats and fresh vegetables at Hot Pot restaurant Sakura and Hibiscus or Korean barbecue table. For fresh hand-pulled Chinese noodles and exquisitely crafted dim sum, there is the Noodle Bar.

The American dining options range from a steakhouse to a classic and casual diner. Passengers on Norwegian Joy will be able to experience both offerings onboard. Cagney's Steakhouse will feature premium cuts, like tender filet mignon and succulent bone-in rib eyes, as well as other classic chops, like rack of lamb. All of which can be enjoyed with classic steakhouse sides, like asparagus with hollandaise sauce or truffled French fries. Meanwhile, American Diner promises the best in American comfort, from meatloaf and potpies, to burgers and fried chicken.  

Neptune's specialty restaurant will feature a buffet of both chilled and raw seafood on ice. Passengers can enjoy an expertly prepared catch from Neptune's à la carte menu.

La Cucina will specialize in a mix of contemporary Italian pastas and handmade gnocchi, along with meat and seafood dishes, while Le Bistro will serve refined French cuisine on the high seas.

For those with a sweet tooth, The Bake Shop will offer a variety of handmade baked goods, like cupcakes, macarons, chocolate pralines, and Japanese mocha sweets, to name a few. 

The Grand Tea Room will serve high-end loose leaf teas from China along with elegant snacks and high tea-style finger foods to savor on a leisurely afternoon.

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. After a drink or two, they may wish to retire to Humidor, Norwegian Joy's exclusive cigar lounge.

And for guests who wish to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, 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.