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    Norwegian to Introduce a la Carte Specialty Dining


    Norwegian Cruise Line said most of its alternate dining venues will move to a la carte pricing rather than cover charges starting next year.

    The line is introducing a la carte pricing on the Norwegian Escape, due in November, for three of its specialty restaurants that now have cover charges. In addition, it will also introduce a new dining concept.

    The restaurants are La Cucina, Le Bistro, Cagney's Steakhouse and the new Bayamo by chef Jose Garces. At the same time, diners will be able to choose how many courses to order.

    At Cagney's Steakhouse, starters on the new a la carte menu range from $4.99 to $7.95 and main courses from $17.99 to $29.99. Main courses at Le Bistro start at $15.99 and $12.99 at La Cucina.

    Moderno Churrascaria and Teppanyaki will remain at a cover charge of $19.95 and $29.95 respectively, and entertainment dining will also stick with a single fee.

    The new a la carte pricing will apply to Ocean Blue restaurants on the Norwegian Getaway and Breakaway starting Oct. 3. The plan will then go fleetwide in January.

    Norwegian said anyone buying a specialty dining package will have access to all menu items at La Cucina, Le Bistro and Cagney's Steakhouse at no additional charge, while dining in Bayamo by Jose Garces will cost an extra $15.

    Source: Tom Stieghorst (Travel Weekly, July 14, 2015 "Norwegian's Specialty Restaurants to go a la Carte")

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    wow....more and more extra charges. A la carte? So specialty dining will now be twice as expensive. Where are the benefits? We cruise often to rise in rank, and end up spending more and more. Main diningroom food is going downhill and specialty dining which IS much better is now more expensive. Disappointing. Going to have to re-evaluate our dining experience.

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    Well first lets see how much the Ala cart cost compared to the overall fixed surcharge. For us the main dining is usually fine and we no longer normally spend extra money at the specialty restaurants . Also how many specialty restaurants will have this feature? I hope it won't be all of them though again for us it really doesn't make much difference . NCL did have a policy about not taking food to the cabin but that was met with so much dissatisfaction that they reversed it so if this new policy if there is is met similarly then let's see how long it actually lasts.

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