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Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals The Norwegian Edge™

Norwegian Cruise Line strives for a higher standard of excellence that embraces the entire guest experience, from dining enhancements to world-class private resort destinations. This is why they’ve implemented The Norwegian Edge™.

The program starts with their ships – extensive revitalizations have begun to elevate the entire Norwegian Cruise Line fleet with a premium look and feel of their newest and most spectacular ships. This should be completed by 2018.

Norwegian Cruise Line is investing $400 million to make sure your Norwegian vacation is to the high standards you expect and deserve. Read on to learn more about The Norwegian Edge™. You’re one step closer to exceptional quality and extraordinary experiences.

These Are the Top Things to Know about The Norwegian Edge™

Extensive Ship Refurbishment

The refurbishment program began in October 2015 with a full refresh of Norwegian Epic that included the debut of brand new venues like The Cavern Club; complete restaurant makeovers in La Cucina and a new look for Cagney’s, Le Bistro, Modemo Churrascaria, The Manhattan Room and the Garden Cafe, now with a sleek and crisp white palette; and refreshed decor, furniture and flooring in many public spaces, including The Haven Courtyard, Lounge and Restaurant, for a more modem and clean design.

According to Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line president and chief operating officer, “Norwegian has a long history of investing in its fleet to offer guests the latest and greatest innovations, but the investment to raise our ships to The Norwegian Edge™ standard of excellence takes it to new levels.”

The extensive ship revitalization program at the heart of The Norwegian Edge™ will completely transform many spaces on board nine of the ships to reflect the premium look and feel of Norwegian’s newest and most spectacular ships. As the cruise line with the youngest fleet in North America, the extensive enhancement program will offer much more than traditional décor updates – Norwegian ships will essentially be new vessels.

Culinary Delights

As the innovator of freedom and flexibility at sea with no set dining times and up to 28 dining options per vessel, Norwegian Cruise Line understands that dining is central to guests’ vacation experience. Therefore, the line is continuing to expand investment in the onboard culinary program, to create exceptional experiences, from gourmet meals to superb service.

New for 2016, all ships in Norwegian’s fleet now offer upgraded complimentary dining room menus and the addition of optional a la carte priced items in the main dining rooms, such as grilled lobster tails and surf and turf entrees, providing guests additional choices and tastes to create their ultimate dining experience.

The new complimentary dining menus offer an increased variety – featuring appetizers, soups and salads, featured entrées, and desserts – and have been carefully developed by Norwegian’s culinary team with a focus on balancing popular traditional dishes like prime rib, chateaubriand, rack of lamb and escargot with current dining trends and heightened guest expectations.

On January 31, Norwegian expanded their new specialty dining menus that debuted on the Norwegian Escape across the fleet. The introduction of these new enhanced menus at the cruise line’s signature specialty restaurants – Cagney’s Steakhouse, Le Bistro and La Cucina – along with new offerings at Modemo Churrascaria and Teppanyaki, will further elevate guests dining experience with more options new flavors.

Harvest Caye, New Island Destination

The Norwegian Edge™ includes the debut of Harvest Caye in Southern Belize in November 2016. It’s the richest ecosystems in the region with a diversity of flora and fauna and will be the Caribbean’s premier island destination.

You can immerse yourself in natural beauty and culture on a 75-acre oasis featuring an expansive pool with a swim-up bar, salt-water lagoon for water sports, exclusive 7-acre beach and exciting shore excursions ranging from zip lining across the island to snorkeling the world’s second largest barrier reef.

Are You Ready to Experience The Norwegian Edge™?

The Norwegian Edge™ program seeks to create modern, relevant and delightful vacation experiences for guests at every turn – an approach that unites perfectly with the brand’s unique promise of freedom and flexibility.

You’ll want to return again and again to Norwegian Cruise Line because the ships will feel brand new and include all new menus and new dining experiences, quality finishes, amenities, and outstanding service. Contact a Travel Planners International agent today and start planning your Norwegian cruise experience.