Norwegian Prima has totally changed the dining experience with the introduction of Indulge Food Hall. This area offers 11 different eating options, where you can sample a variety of food or make your preferred meal.
But what’s included in the cruise price and what costs extra? And given that there are different options, how does ordering food actually work?
Read on if you want to know more about Indulge Food Hall on Norwegian Prima!
What is Indulge Food Hall?
Located on Deck 8 aft, Indulge Food Hall, a spacious, nicely laid-out area, consists of numerous restaurants you can choose from. Instead of Sbarro’s and Pizza Panda, the offerings here are more upscale.
What’s more, everything in Indulge Food Hall is complimentary, with the exception of Starbucks and Coco’s.
When ordering, you’ll notice iPads on the counter. Grab one and start selecting your menu choices. Don’t forget to add the beverage of your choice.
Now, if you want to mix and match dishes from the different eateries, be sure to sit in the center of Indulge Food Hall, where the iPad will show the menus from every restaurant.
I tried one day during lunch at Indulge Food Hall, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To start off, I chose guacamole from The Latin Quarter, tagliatelle from Nudls, and chicken korma from Tamara.
It would be nice, though, if there were iPads in the outside dining area so that ordering would be much easier.
What restaurants will you find here?
There are 11 options to choose from in Indulge Food Hall. Note, however, that the menus change between three meal times but stay the same for a particular meal time.
Without further ado, here are the restaurants in Indulge Food Hall:
- Nudls: As the name suggests, this is the place to be if you want noodles of all types. I tried the tagliatelle for lunch, but dishes like Pad Thai and mac and cheese were also options.
- Q Texas Smokehouse: If you have sailed on other recent Norwegian ships, you may have tried Q Texas Smokehouse. Expect to find a variety of BBQ dishes served here. Pulled pork and barbecue chicken sandwiches are just two of the options offered at lunch. For dinner, try the Pitmaster Platter, an assortment of meats.
- Seaside Rotisserie – When I first saw the name of the restaurant, I assumed it was a seafood place. But I was wrong as soon as I noticed that pineapple was on the menu. Here, you’ll have a taste of a variety of meats twirling around on the giant skewers. Lunch options include beef shish kebab, vegetable kebab, and chicken legs. Dinner offerings, meanwhile, range from duck to lamb chops and tenderloin.
- Tamara: With the number of Indian chefs on the ship, it’s no surprise that the food at Tamara is worth a try. The kitchen is open, and diners at the counter can watch the antics of the servers and interactions with the chef. The cooked-on-demand garlic naan was delicious. A dinner favorite was the short rib dosa and chicken tikka masala. At lunch, I tried the chicken korma.
- Tapas: This menu here doesn’t change too much between lunch and dinner. If you just want a snack, this is a good option. Menu items include cheeses, country bread, chorizo, and jámon (dry-cured ham).
- The Garden: If you are looking for a salad, this spot should be at the top of your list. Soups and several salads with protein options are available at both lunch and dinner times when the menu is the same.
- The Latin Quarter: This food truck-style restaurant dishes out tostadas, seafood cocktails, guacamole, and nachos. It’s the perfect venue for a snack or appetizer.
- Coco’s: A favorite on other Norwegian Cruise Line ships, this sweet shop offers a variety of decadent treats. Crepes, ice cream, gelato, milkshakes, and more are offered at prices ranging from around $3 to $8.
- Just Desserts: If you are looking for desserts that are included in your fare, this small stand might fit the bill.
- Just Ice Cream: This small cart offers a variety of ice cream, which is also included in your fare.
- Starbucks: There isn’t a Starbucks on every corner of Prima, but this second ship location in Indulge Food Hall has all of your favorites. As with all Starbucks locations on NCL, everything comes at a cost. (If you’re a regular visitor, it might be worth checking out the line’s new Unlimited Starbucks Package.)
Indulge Food Hall is a great concept, perfect for a dine-around option. Don’t worry if you prefer a meatless meal, as there is a vegetarian option in most restaurants.
If there is any drawback, it’s the size. There are not many seats, but I never had a problem finding a place to sit.
Indulge Food Hall is located on deck 8 behind The Local Bar & Grill, a 24-hour venue.
All photos by Theresa Russell
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