As the weeks go by, we’re getting to know a little more about some of the features Norwegian Cruise Line’s forthcoming vessel Norwegian Getaway will offer and the latest announcement reveals that many of the ship’s bars and restaurants will pay tribute to her home port of Miami, boasting a tropical Florida feel.
Four new and unique venues have been revealed; the Tropicana Room, Flamingo Bar and Grill, Sunset Bar and Sugarcane Bar, which will each offer passengers a genuine taste of Miami.
NCL’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan explained: “Norwegian Getaway is Miami’s ultimate ship, so her unique venues celebrate the heritage and culture of Miami and South Florida. With these themed venues, we want all of our guests to experience a taste of Miami with food and drinks that reflect what the city is known for.”
Complimentary restaurant The Tropicana Room is all about the Miami Beach life of the 40s and 50s, featuring furnishings faithful to the era, as well as photographs from Miami Beach back in the day. The Flamingo Bar and Grill will serve Latin-themed food throughout the day as well as a variety of regional drinks, while the Sugarcane Mojito Bar serves cocktails in an environment with a distinctly tropical island feel. The Sunset Bar is inspired by celebrated haunt of Ernest Hemingway, Key West, and reflects his eclectic tastes in both its décor and choice of beverages, with Key Largo’s Secret Chest – a Hemmingway-inspired daiquiri – sure to be a popular favourite.
The ship is set to follow the example of her sister vessel the Norwegian Breakaway when it comes to self-service beverages and will provide wine dispensers in both the Garden Café and Studio Lounge, each offering a choice of four different wines.
It’s not just the restaurants which will have a Florida theme, as throughout the ship guests will be able to enjoy artwork and murals inspired by Miami, including a collage and a Miami skyline. Hull artist David Le Batard will also have a number of his original pieces showcased on-board.
By Simon Brotherton