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NCL’s new culinary experiences aboard Norwegian AQUA

NCL to introduce first upscale Thai restaurant, dedicated plant-based venue and new wine bar

NCL (Norwegian Cruise Lines) have revealed fresh, new culinary and beverage experiences debuting aboard Norwegian Aqua, the Company’s next evolution new build and first vessel of the expanded Prima Plus Class, setting sail in April 2025. Norwegian Aqua will boast three brand-new onboard offerings including Sukhothai, NCL’s first-ever Thai specialty restaurant; Swirl Wine Bar, a new, upscale wine bar; and Planterie, the Brand’s first dedicated eatery offering a full plant-based menu; in addition to returning guest favourites.

Ben Angell, Vice President and Managing Director of Norwegian Cruise Line Asia-Pacific (APAC) said: “Our Prima class ships have been a resounding success with our Aussie and Kiwi guests, who love the space, design and diverse choice of dining options available on Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva. We are continuing to evolve our onboard offering and we are confident guests will love the elevated dining experience and exceptional choice available on Norwegian Aqua.”

Making its debut on the all-new Norwegian Aqua is Sukhothai, the Company’s first-ever Thai specialty restaurant, featuring an eclectic menu with authentic, traditional offerings with creative, dynamic flavours. Guests can look forward to a new spin on traditional staples, such as Thai Cashew Chicken; Salt and Pepper Prawns; Thai Grilled Steak Salad; a variety of complementing curries and so much more.

Sukhothai aboard Norwegian AQUA.
Sukhothai aboard Norwegian AQUA.

At the returning guest-favourite Indulge Food Hall, a new eatery, Planterie, will offer plant-based bowls and other healthy options. Located on deck eight, Planterie’s menu will include dishes such as the Southwest Bowl with smoked tempeh and the Mediterranean Goddess Bowl filled with delicious, spiced vegetables, tabbouleh and honey-roasted carrots.

Goodness Bowl aboard Norwegian AQUA
Goodness Bowl aboard Norwegian AQUA

Also premiering aboard Norwegian Aqua is Swirl Wine Bar, a contemporary wine lounge that strikes the perfect balance between exclusivity and approachability for a unique, intimate experience tucked away on deck six between the popular Whiskey Bar and Hasuki, the hibachi-style restaurant. The hidden enclave will feature a comprehensive wine-by-the-glass menu, and an extensive list of rare and premium vintages.

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