New Onboard Restaurants Revealed by Norwegian Cruise Line

A bowl of Thai food
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Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled a range of new culinary and beverage options that will premiere on the Norwegian Aqua, set to embark on its maiden voyage in April 2025.

The upcoming additions to the ship include Sukhothai, NCL's inaugural Thai specialty restaurant; Swirl Wine Bar, a newly introduced wine bar; and Planterie, the first-ever plant-based restaurant on board, detailed in a recent press release.

“Discovering new flavors and dining experiences is such a memorable part of any vacation, especially when you share it with those who matter most to you,” stated David J. Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line.

“Expanding on our award-winning food and beverage program, we’re looking forward to bringing new concepts to life aboard Norwegian Aqua, while continuing to deliver on the variety of available offerings and value that NCL delivers.”

Sukhothai will offer an array of authentic, traditional dishes, including Thai Cashew Chicken; Salt and Pepper Prawns; and Thai Grilled Steak Salad.

Planterie will be located on deck eight, featuring exclusively plant-based dishes such as the Southwest Bowl with smoked tempeh and the Mediterranean Goddess Bowl.

Positioned on deck six, nestled between the Whiskey Bar and Hasuki restaurant, the Swirl Wine Bar will offer an extensive selection of wines by the glass, including rare and premium vintages.

Additionally, the Norwegian Aqua will boast updated and enhanced venues such as the Metropolitan cocktail bar, which now includes a grand piano and a cozy entertainment area.

Nama Sushi and Sashimi, initially introduced on the Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva, will sport a revamped design and new color scheme. Popular favorites like the Whiskey Bar and Surfside Café will continue to be featured on the Norwegian Aqua.