Norwegian Cruise Line American Diner Menu

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American Diner on Norwegian Cruise Line offers a throwback dining experience to a 1950s roadside diner and features a range of classic American dishes.

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What ships have American Diner on NCL?

  • Norwegian Encore
  • Norwegian Getaway 
  • Norwegian Joy
  • Norwegian Breakaway 
  • Norwegian Escape 
  • Norwegian Bliss
  • Pride of America (Cadillac Diner)

Recently, Norwegian Cruise Line has made a surprising announcement that the American Diner restaurant will now be complimentary for all passengers.

This move has been well-received by guests, who can now enjoy the diner’s delicious food without having to pay an additional cover charge.

NCL American Diner Menu

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The menu includes a variety of appetizers, salads, hand-helds like burgers and sandwiches, as well as heartier specialties such as spaghetti and meatballs, and homemade meatloaf. For those with a sweet tooth, the dessert selections include bread pudding and chocolate mousse.

The updated dining menu of American Diner on Norwegian Cruise Line includes a variety of new dishes while removing items off the former menu.

Shake Things Up

  • Housemade Milkshakes ($7): Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Strawberry, or Flavor of the Day.


  • Smoked Fish Dip: Cream Cheese, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, Paprika, Pickled Vegetables, Corn Tortilla Chips.
  • Cheese Nachos: Corn Tortilla Chips, Jalapeños, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar Cheese Sauce.
  • White Bean Chicken Chili: Shredded Chicken, Navy Beans, Green Chilies, Cumin, Cilantro, Lime.
  • Caesar Salad: Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons, Anchovies.
  • Grecian Salad: Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Feta Cheese, Cucumber, Red Onion, Olives, Oregano Dressing.

Hand Helds (Served with a side salad or French fries)

  • Pulled Pork Sliders: Tangy Coleslaw, Sweet Hawaiian Rolls.
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich: Diced Grilled Chicken, Dijon-Herb Mayonnaise, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Multigrain Bread.
  • Tavern-Battered Fish Sandwich: Battered Cod, Tartar Sauce, Tangy Coleslaw, Sesame Seed Bun.
  • Cheeseburger: American Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Sesame Seed Bun.
  • The Wrangler Burger: Cheddar Cheese, Sautéed Onions, Bacon, BBQ Sauce, Jalapeño, Sesame Seed Bun.


  • Spaghetti and Meatballs: Homemade Italian Meatballs, Pomodoro Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Fresh Basil.
  • Chicken “Pot Pie” Casserole: Creamy Chicken and Vegetables, Biscuits.
  • Lechón Asado: Cuban Roast Pork, Plantains, White Rice, Black Beans.
  • Homemade Meatloaf: Roasted Corn, Mashed Potato, BBQ Sauce.


  • Bread Pudding: Caramel Whiskey Sauce.
  • Carrot and Walnut Cake: Cream Cheese Icing.
  • Chocolate Mousse: Strawberry Coulis, Graham Crumble.

Note: The menu also mentions that a 20% gratuity beverage and specialty service charge will be added to the check. Guests with food allergies are advised to inform their server before ordering. Some items are served raw or undercooked, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients, which may increase the risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there an additional charge for dining at the American Diner on the Norwegian Cruise Line?

Recently, Norwegian Cruise Line made the American Diner restaurant complimentary. Previously, there was an additional charge, but now passengers can enjoy the diner specialties without extra fees.

What are the operating hours of the American Diner on Norwegian Cruise Line?

The diner’s hours may vary by ship and itinerary; however, it’s generally open for lunch and dinner. I recommend checking the cruise schedule or the ship’s app for the exact times during your voyage.

Can guests with dietary restrictions be accommodated at the American Diner on Norwegian Cruise Line?

Yes, the American Diner caters to various dietary needs. If you have specific restrictions or allergies, inform the staff, and they will do their best to accommodate you with suitable meal options.

How does the American Diner on Norwegian Cruise Line compare to other dining options available on the ship?

The American Diner offers a distinct dining atmosphere compared to other ship options. It provides a laid-back setting with comforting American classics, making it an enjoyable contrast to the more formal restaurants or international cuisine options available on board.

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