Shaq’s Big Chicken Restaurant Coming to Carnival Radiance

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Carnival Radiance will be undergoing $200 million worth of refurbishments set to debut in 2020. The new on-board restaurant, Big Chicken, is highly anticipated, adapting a land-based eatery owned by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, former NBA champion, Shaquille O’Neal.

On what will be the newly redesigned Lido Deck, this restaurant will offer classic fried chicken dishes, a variety of sandwiches, and even breakfast! In fast casual style, patrons will not be kept waiting as they place their order at one end of the counter and pick up right away at the other end. Each dish is named using a clever nickname that O’Neal went by during his NBA career, but the most tantalizing thing about this new restaurant is the price—free!

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November 14, 2018   No Comments

Celebrity Cruises Reveals New Dining Experiences Aboard Celebrity Edge

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced its newest ship, Celebrity Edge, will feature brand new and exciting culinary options. Guests will be able to experience top-quality cuisine from around the world without having to leave the ship.

Celebrity Edge will feature 29 world-class venues, which includes seven brand new specialty restaurants, four main dining restaurants, two exclusive restaurants for Suite and AquaClass guests, five complimentary quick service dining venues, and 11 bars/lounges. Celebrity Edge promises to take guests on a cross-continental culinary journey.

“Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience, allowing our guests to explore the world without ever leaving their table,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises. “From the amazing destinations we visit globally, to the local ingredients sourced to satisfy the visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, we open up the world through our unique culinary offerings.”

Eden Restaurant will be one of the new restaurants on Celebrity Edge.

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March 1, 2018   5 Comments

Celebrity Cruises Brings ‘Moveable Feasts’ to Sea

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Celebrity Cruises recently announced a new dining concept, Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises, launched as part of a new partnership with Fine Cooking magazine and its popular television series Moveable Feast.

Moveable Feast with Celebrity Cruises brings the essence of the Emmy Award-nominated series to sea with a Moveable Feast Night in the Main Restaurant, cooking demonstrations, cocktail parties and award-winning Chef’s Market Discoveries excursions where chefs lead guests through local markets to select fresh ingredients for a special private dinner back on board.

Chef Demo aboard Celebrity Cruises

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September 13, 2017   No Comments

Princess Debuts New Dining Experience: SHARE by Curtis Stone

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Emerald PrincessPrincess Cruises’ $450 million multi-year product innovation and cruise ship renovation has led to an exclusive and exciting partnership with Curtis Stone, an award-winning chef who recently launched his first restaurant at sea aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess. SHARE by Curtis Stone, the high seas restaurant highlighting Chef Stone’s passionate and innovative culinary skills, offers specialty dining experiences designed to create a deeper connection between families, friends and other cruisers while at sea.

The communal tables with freshly prepared meals served in a family-style dining environment are sure to enhance onboard experiences for all guests. This signature dining, which is currently exclusive to Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess, comes with mouth-watering dishes such as Charcuterie starter course; Butter Poached Lobster with Caramelized Endive; Twice Cooked Duck Leg with Fennel, Bacon Jus and Parmesan Crumb; Tagliatelle with Roasted Alaskan Crab, Chili and Parsley; and Potato Gratin with Truffles and Cream. SHARE will debut next on Sun Princess in April 2016, giving cruisers departing from Australia and a few other ports the chance to experience this inclusive and memorable dining option.
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February 23, 2016   No Comments

MSC Cruises Partners with World-Renowned French Chocolatier and Pastry Chef, Jean-Philippe Maury

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Cruises chocolateMSC Cruises has boosted its passion for world-class onboard services by partnering with widely-acclaimed chocolatier and pastry chef, Jean-Philippe Maury, to bring new culinary delights aboard its prestigious ships. As the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, MSC Cruises has demonstrated its dedication to improving dining experiences by seeking the culinary services of one of France’s best pastry chefs and two-time gold medalist of the World Pastry Team Championship. According to the president of MSC Cruises USA, Jean-Philippe Maury is a “world pastry champion who embodies passion, elegance, innovation and excellence – the same characteristics that distinguish MSC Cruises.”

The first of Maury’s top-notch dessert offerings will be featured aboard the ultramodern MSC Divina, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean all-year-round. Original recipes served in specialty restaurants, buffets and MSC Yacht Club will receive a touch of Maury’s culinary twists. After the initial introduction of his products on MSC Divina, his menus will be rolled-out on other ships as well. Guests are assured of constant surprise and delight with new culinary experiences, in addition to the authentic Mediterranean and international culinary currently offered on all fleet.

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February 19, 2016   No Comments

Norwegian Cruise Line Introducing NEW A La Carte Specialty Dining

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced a new way of dining at the line’s signature specialty restaurants. This new experience will provide guests with the freedom to choose a variety of different dishes in a flexible way. Cruisers will be able to choose from any of the 11 complimentary restaurants or experience new flavors at the specialty restaurants including La Cucina, Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse and the brand new Bayamo restaurant. The à la carte options will first be featured on the new Norwegian Escape debuting in October of this year.

Specialty DiningThe à la carte will allow for per-item pricing at the specialty dining restaurants. For example, when dining at Cagney’s Steakhouse you can expect the starters to range from $4.99 to $7.95 and main courses from $17.99 to $29.99, featuring Certified Angus Beef steaks. At Le Bistro, guests will find delicious new main courses in addition to traditional French favorites starting at $15.99. La Cucina will also feature an extended menu with antipasti, pasta, risotto and traditional second courses starting at $12.99. Moderno Churrascaria and Teppanyaki will remain at a cover charge from $19.95.

Guests who purchase a Norwegian Specialty Dining Package will be able to enjoy La Cucina, Le Bistro and Cagney’s Steakhouse at no additional charge, or the new Bayamo restaurant for an additional fee of $15. In addition to Norwegian Escape‘s specialty restaurants, Ocean Blue on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will also begin offering à la carte options on October 3, 2015, and the new à la carte dining will be available fleetwide beginning January 1, 2016.

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July 14, 2015   No Comments

NEW Norwegian Specialty Dining Package

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Le BistroNorwegian Cruise Line has just announced a new way to enjoy the variety of wonderful specialty dining restaurants across their entire fleet for sailings departing August 7, 2015 and beyond. Specialty Dining Packages are available for cruisers to purchase as an extra option to be able to enjoy multiple restaurants. The special packages also come with a great amount of flexibility on the number of dining nights desired, as well as which restaurants guests would like to try. The packages range from three nights to the full length of the cruise, with pricing starting at $59 per person for the three day package. When you pair Norwegian Freestyle Cruising with their new Specialty Dining Package, you’ll discover that you really can decide when, where and how you’d like to dine.

Cruisers who purchase the Norwegian Specialty Dining Package can choose from Cagney’s (Norwegian’s signature steakhouse), La Cucina Italian Restaurant, Le Bistro or Teppanyaki. Norwegian guests additionally have the flexibility to indulge in their hearts’ desire at select à la carte priced restaurants and entertainment-based dining venues for a small upcharge, as shown below:

• Ocean Blue (Norwegian Getaway / Norwegian Breakaway) – $15
• Cirque Dreams (Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Epic) – $10 general seats / $15 premium seats
• The Illusionarium – $10 general seats / $15 premium seats
• For the Record: Dear John Hughes (Norwegian Escape) – $15
• Bayamo (Norwegian Escape) – $10
• Pincho Tapas Bar (Norwegian Escape) – $7
• The Raw Bar (Norwegian Getaway / Norwegian Breakaway) – $7
• Sushi Bar (fleetwide) -$7

Teppanyaki RestaurantSpecialty Dining Packages can be pre-purchased prior to your cruise for additional savings, or onboard during the first two days of the cruise. For 3-day sailings, the dining packages are exclusively sold on the first day of the voyage. Norwegian passengers who pre-purchase a Specialty Dining Package prior to sailing can even reserve their dining reservations online within 90 days of their sail date. Alternately, passengers can go the “Freestyle” route and decide when and where to dine once onboard. Specialty Dining Packages are purchased individually and guests traveling in the same stateroom do not need to purchase packages as a group.

To book your Norwegian cruise and experience this exciting new dining option, call us today at 1-800-377-9393!

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June 12, 2015   No Comments

Norwegian Introduces Ultimate Dining Package

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Mussels from Le Bistro.Norwegian Cruise Line pretty much revolutionized the cruising world with the idea of specialty dining years ago. Now they are working on ways to make their specialty dining restaurants more accessible to their passengers. This month they introduced The Ultimate Dining Package. This package gives passengers the chance to eat at any of the ships’ specialty restaurants every night.

The only restaurants excluded are those that are priced a la carte like the Sushi Bar and the Noodle Bar. Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, which is on the Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway, is also excluded. However, those that did purchase the package will receive 20 percent off their bill at these venues. Entertainment-based dining like the new Wine Lover’s lunch on the Norwegian Getaway and Chef’s Table dining are not included in the package either. [Read more →]

January 19, 2014   No Comments

Specialty Dining Becomes More Important in Cruising Industry

By Austin Gambino, Marketing Assistant, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Lamb chop from Le Bistro, a specialty restaurant on the Norwegian BreakawayWhen I first cruised as a mere boy, I was marveled by the excitement of dinner time. Always the hungry child, I lived for the moment when the whole family, as well as many others on the ship, headed to the main dining room for our nightly meal. Top-notch service from the same waiter each night (with whom we built a great rapport), as well as the cheeky personality and humorous jokes, made every dinner service a delight and left us with timeless memories.

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July 8, 2013   1 Comment

Review: Le Bistro on Norwegian Breakaway

By Erica Kritt, Social Media Coordinator, The Cruise Web, Inc.

Le BistroThe Norwegian Breakaway is quite a ship, and there are  28 dining venues to choose from, so I was delighted when one of our cruise consultants made a dinner reservation for a few of us at Le Bistro on our last night on the ship. I have to say, living in the suburbs, it’s not often you find a french restaurant, so it was exciting to get to experience the food from a country famous for its beautiful landscapes and decadent cuisine.

Le Bistro is one of Norwegian’s signature specialty restaurants appearing on all of their ships except for Pride of America, which has her own french cuisine restaurant called Jefferson’s Bistro. Not only was the food delicious, the restaurant evoked a Parisian bistro. On the Breakaway, the entrance to Le Bistro looks and feels like a cobblestone street and there is “outdoor” seating where you can get a great view of 678 Ocean Place, the heart of the ship. Inside the restaurant the lights are low, making for a wonderfully intimate atmosphere. The plush seats and clean white tablecloths evoke a simple elegance. [Read more →]

May 15, 2013   7 Comments