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Norwegian to introduce per-item pricing for specialty dining

Norwegian Escape will have à la carte pricing at La Cucina, Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse and the new Bayamo by José Garces
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to introduce à la carte dining charges at its specialty restaurants, starting on the new Norwegian Escape in October.

The ship has 11 no-charge dining options. The à la carte pricing will be introduced at the specialty restaurants, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Cagney’s Steakhouse and the new Bayamo by James Beard Award-winning chef José Garces.

At Cagney’s, starters on the new à la carte menu range from $4.99 to $7.95 and main courses from $17.99 to $29.99, featuring Certified Angus Beef steaks. At Le Bistro, diners will have a selection of new main courses in addition to traditional French favorites, including bouillabaisse, pan-seared jumbo bay scallops and veal medallions with sauce morrel, starting at $15.99.

La Cucina will have an expanded menu, too, with antipasti, pasta, risotto and traditional secondi courses starting at $12.99 including osso buco alla Milanese, free-range chicken with prosciutto and pan-seared sea bass fillet.

Moderno Churrascaria and Teppanyaki will remain at a cover charge of $19.95 and $29.95 respectively, as will entertainment dining including 'Wine Lovers: The Musical' and 'For The Record: The Brat Pack.'

Passengers who purchase a Norwegian Specialty Dining Package can eat at La Cucina, Le Bistro and Cagney’s Steakhouse at no additional charge, and at Bayamo by José Garces for an additional $15.

Along with Norwegian Escape’s specialty restaurants, Ocean Blue on Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will begin offering à la carte options on Oct. 3, and the new à la carte dining will be available fleetwide beginning in January.

Other entertainment dining across the fleet, including Cirque Dreams & Dinner and The Illusionarium, will remain at a cover charge. Those passengers who wish to reserve their dining times in advance can continue to do so via MyNCL; there is no charge to make a reservation and any à la carte selections will be added to their on-board account at the time of dining.