Norwegian Cruise Line unveils dining concepts for new ship

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NCL unveiled additional dining and entertainment options aboard the Norwegian Escape.

"The line tapped Jose Garces, the 2009 James Beard award winner for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, to helm two restaurants on the Escape. Bayamo by Jose Garces will highlight Latin dishes with a Cuban influence and Pincho Tapas Bar by Jose Garces will feature Spanish tapas.

A partnership with the Michael Mondavi Family, meanwhile, will lead to the Cellars wine bar."
 
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Great "heads up." I not only enjoyed your post but found it extremely useful.

I'm booked for the NCL Escape's maiden home port sailing from Miami in November. (3 day + 7 day back to back sailings). I knew about the on board "Toabbaco Road" Bar which was one of my favorite Miami haunts before it closed due to urban renewal. (I love dives LOL)

I also developed a love for Tapas Bars a quarter century ago when I spent considerable time in Spain. Finally, despite my senior lifestyle tastes of Chardonnay & quiche, I'm still a beer and brats kinda guy from da sout side of Chicawga. So, the Escapes's new food & beverage line up sounds wonderful.

But, there's a down side to your good news. As more upscale additonal charge specialty restaurants are opened on cruise ships, I fear, they hasten the day of doom when "all inclusive" cruise fares disappear into the mists of yesteryear.

John
 
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But, there's a down side to your good news. As more upscale additonal charge specialty restaurants are opened on cruise ships, I fear, they hasten the day of doom when "all inclusive" cruise fares disappear into the mists of yesteryear.
That's why we are such fans of DCL cruises. Right now the only thing we pay extra for onboard is the tasty adult beverages. They have an almost 24/7 ice cream and soda fountain available (closed one hour each night for cleaning) that my Mancub takes full advantage of. And we love the rotation dining since our wait staff travel with us. After the first day, we don't even have to tell them our drink orders anymore.