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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced several new culinary experiences that will make their first appearance on the Norwegian Aqua, the company’s next new build and the first member of the expanded Prima Plus Class, launching in April 2025. The ship will feature three brand-new onboard offerings, including Sukhothai, NCL’s first Thai specialty restaurant; Swirl Wine Bar, a new upscale wine bar; and Planterie, the brand’s first dedicated plant-based eatery.

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Sukhothai’s Thai cashew chicken. (Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line)

Sukhothai will offer an eclectic menu with authentic Thai dishes, such as Thai cashew chicken, salt and pepper prawns, and Thai grilled steak salad. Indulge Food Hall will feature Planterie, offering plant-based bowls and healthy options, such as the Southwest Bowl with smoked tempeh and the Mediterranean Goddess Bowl. The food hall will have 10 food stations inspired by international food marketplaces.

Swirl Wine Bar will offer a comprehensive wine-by-the-glass menu and an extensive list of rare and premium vintages in an intimate setting inspired by Arizona’s Antelope Canyon.

Norwegian Aqua will also have enhanced restaurants and lounges previously debuted on the Prima Class, with new designs and expanded seating. The Commodore Room, a complimentary dining room, will have a rustic but still luxurious design inspired by its sea-faring namesake. Metropolitan, NCL’s Sail & Sustain cocktail bar, will relocate to the aft of deck seven and feature a grand piano and entertainment space.

Nama Sushi and Sashimi will have a cool design inspired by Manga art, while Surfside Café and Palomar will offer panoramic views and updated designs. Whiskey Bar and Belvedere Bar will relocate, and venues such as The Local Bar & Grill, Hasuki and Cagney’s will be expanded.

Veterans of NCL sailings will like to know that guest-favorite restaurants like Hudson’s, Le Bistro, Los Lobos and Onda by Scarpetta will also return on Norwegian Aqua. Remind them that NCL’s Free at Sea program offers guests more value with benefits such as specialty dining credits, unlimited beverage packages and shore excursion credits.

Norwegian Aqua will feature industry- and brand-first experiences, including the world’s first hybrid rollercoaster and waterslide, the Aqua Slidecoaster; the Glow Court, a digital sports complex; and NCL’s first 3-bedroom Duplex Haven Suites. The ship will sail Caribbean, Bermuda and Eastern Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, New York City and Miami.

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