Next Norwegian Ship Will Sail with New Restaurants

New cruise ship, new menu. If you love Thai food, good wine, and plant-based dishes, you can have your fill of them in 2025 when the Norwegian Aqua makes its debut.

Norwegian Aqua Swirl
Norwegian Aqua Swirl (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

New Dining Options and Venues

SukhoThai will serve traditional Thai staples like Salt and Pepper Prawns, Thai Cashew Chicken, Thai Grilled Steak Salad, and a variety of curries.

Norwegian Aqua SukhoThai
SukhoThai (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Though the Indulge Food Hall is a familiar venue for NCL cruisers, it will feature the Planterie, a new vegetarian-friendly destination for plant-based food bowls.

Deep wood accents add warmth, while metal furniture lends color and modernity to its indoor and outdoor dining areas, including the ten food stations offering cuisine from around the globe.

With colors inspired by Arizona’s landscapes, the Swirl Wine Bar has a long list of premium and rare wines. The cruise line promises an intimate, contemporary atmosphere that is exclusive yet approachable.

More Redesigned Spaces

Norwegian Aqua Commodore Room
Norwegian Aqua Commodore Room (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Other dining spaces will also sport new interiors:

  • The Commodore Room will have a rustic ambiance that pays homage to maritime history.
  • The cocktail bar, Metropolitan, will make room for a grand piano and live music while offering a mid-century and art deco look.
  • Nama Sushi and Sashimi will introduce a new and more playful color palette inspired by manga.
  • The Surfside Cafe will complement its floor-to-ceiling views and buffet dining with warm colors inspired by the sunset.
  • Mediterranean seafood restaurant, Palomar, will combine natural aesthetics with pops of color.

Waves Pool Bar and Penrose Bar will also be redesigned and expanded. They will offer new food and beverage venues like Hasuki (Japanese hibachi), The Local Bar & Grill (24-hour pub), and Cagney’s (American steakhouse). 

Norwegian Aqua rendering
(Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line)

Old favorites—such as Hudson’s, Le Bistro, Los Lobos, and Onda by Scarpetta—will still be available on  Norwegian Aqua.

Besides its varied food offerings, Norwegian’s 20th cruise ship will be home to a rollercoaster/waterslide, a digital athletic complex, luxury 3-bedroom suites, and other unique amenities. Though it is the sister ship of Norwegian Prima and Viva, Aqua is a Prima Plus cruise ship, which means it will be 10% bigger.

This will also be the first new build in years without a go kart track. Replacing the track will be an aqua ride.

Norwegian Aqua will debut from Port Canaveral next April.

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