Norwegian Bliss is a superlative ship with every possible amenity for passenger enjoyment. But with so much choice on board, especially for food, a personal recommendation makes all the difference. Here we will look at the dining choices you can make on board Norwegian Bliss. Thanks to NCL’s Freestyle Dining and Premium All-Inclusive the guest has even more freedom and value for money.
In the middle of a cruise, with a busy shore excursion schedule and lots to do, many meals can be a casual affair. For breakfast and the majority of lunches you might want to make use of the buffet dining style or even room service.
This service is available 24 hours a day for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night post-show snacks. A convenience charge of $7.95 applies to all orders and a 20% gratuity and speciality service charge is added to all beverages and special occasion menu items. You can order at your convenience.
The Garden Café on Deck 16 is a complimentary indoor restaurant serving delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide picturesque ocean views and there is no need to book. Here you will find all of the main options on the menus for dinner. For lunch you will find an array of food options such as hot beef sandwiches, hotdogs-burgers-fries, Chinese/Asian food, salads and cold cuts, ice cream – in fact most things your heart could desire! Breakfast is also nice here as you can be as quick or leisurely as you like; and there are options including a specialty eggs cook for omelettes, and even specialist coffees.
Savor Main Dining Room
For many dinners you might want an uncomplicated menu balancing classic favourites with unique new dishes. For this, and when you are in a hurry to catch a show or a seat at the Black Jack table, dining at Savor on Deck 6 is a must. This restaurant provides a great range of food offering guests an extensive menu of deliciously fresh flavours along with a chic and modern décor. The cuisine is modern, including a range of fresh fish and excellent Angus beef. You will not be disappointed.
Taste Main Dining Room
The Taste Dining Room on Deck 6 is slightly more specialised. Here they serve a wide cuisine in a stylish and contemporary atmosphere. The menu changes daily and includes the Chef’s Signature Dishes along with carefully selected wine recommendations. Visit Taste for a different culinary adventure.
The Manhattan Room
This is another Main Dining Room. The Manhattan Room provides specially curated modern and classic dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Here you can enjoy the dishes of the day from a modern menu with good company, excellent wine and superb service.
The Haven Restaurant
The Haven Restaurant is a Private Access establishment for guests of The Haven only. Here they serve an exclusive array of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a private restaurant. A nice private place, but others might prefer the more open atmosphere of the rest of the ship.
The District Brew House
The District Brew House is a classical English style pub. It has a lot of atmosphere along with a huge range of beers on tap. Also, along with your pint they offer classic Pub Grub in a relaxed atmosphere 24-hours a day. Popular dishes include Chicken Pot Pie and Fish n’ Chips as well as daily dinner specials like Prime Rib. The District Brew House has all the favourite comfort foods you might need. You can sample a few of the many beers and catch a game on the two-storey wide-screen TV.
For a special occasion, or just because you might feel like something special, Norwegian Bliss has a huge number of specialty restaurants. Each has its own cuisine and atmosphere and will make you feel very welcome. There will however be a cover charge over and above your normal meal. You can opt to purchase a Speciality Dining Package when you book your cruise and then you know you can book these restaurants in advance for those special evenings. Booking of course is essential to get the prime-times, especially if you need to catch a show.
(Deck 8) An American-style steakhouse serving premium cuts of Angus beef. Other specials include jumbo crab cakes and a side of the famous truffle fries.
(Deck 6) is the place for special chocolate desserts. With savoury chocolate pralines, crepes, coffees and loads of divine treats. A new one for every day of your cruise. (Complimentary)
(Deck 8) Slow churned, dense and intense in flavour, gelato is Italy’s answer to ice cream. A la carte pricing applies. A 20% gratuity, beverage and speciality service charge.
(Deck 8) Savour a fusion of foods and cultures from around the globe. Examples are Peru for some ceviche, Japan for a new kind of sushi roll, or hearty noodles from China.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea
(Deck 17) Savour signature items such as the Cheeseburger in Paradise. Try a Who’s to Blame Margarita. Or relax and groove to island-inspired live music at this a la carte dining venue. Price Per Person: $14.95 USD Adult.
(Deck 8) This is Italian food as it should be. Tuscan countryside al fresco alongside the sea, or indoors if you prefer. Examples of dishes include lobster fettuccine, or even a simple creamy pasta carbonara. A la carte pricing applies.
(Deck 17) is a classical French restaurant offering spectacular views. The elegant interior, crisp white linen and superb food makes this an essential venue to eat out. A la carte pricing applies.
(Deck 8) is a premium Mexican restaurant celebrating traditional flavours with a modern twist. From handcrafted margaritas to carne asada marinated in guajillo chillies and tequila to Ibarra chocolate ice cream topped with dulce de leche sauce. A la carte pricing applies.
(Deck 8) is a nautical-themed eatery for seafood lovers. Dine inside or oceanside on The Waterfront, enjoying fantastic vistas and fresh seafood. A la carte pricing applies.
Texas Smokehouse Q
(Deck 6) is a Texas-style BBQ restaurant. Meat (ribs, chicken or brisket) is smoked over hickory, oak and pecan wood to infuse it with delicious flavours. After dinner the country band provides a lively night of dancing, drinking and a honky-tonk good time. A la carte pricing applies.
(Deck 6) is a Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Get ready for flying shrimp, onion volcanoes and even twirling knives. You sit around a lively shared table as a skilful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill just for you. Price Per Person: $29.95 USD Adult
The Bake Shop
(Deck 8) A patisserie where you can indulge your sweet tooth with decadent treats available a la carte, such as French macaroons, chocolate pralines, and cupcakes. A la carte pricing applies.
As you can see, there is definitely something for every taste on board Norwegian Bliss. Plan your meals. Make sure you book beforehand. If you have spare time before a reservation, there are loads of bars to have an aperitif or even a quick dabble in the Casino. Enjoy the ship – it is fabulous.