The Venetian Main Restaurant is a
beautifully decorated room, which uses the
palette of the Venetian master painters. It
also benefits from a line of tall windows
along the stern of the ship, which add light to
the room. Despite its Italian name and
decor, the restaurant does not specialize in
Italian cuisine. Rather, the dishes are
selected from around the world.
The cornerstone of Freestyle Cruising is the
dining system. Passengers are not assigned
to a particular table at a particular time in a
particular restaurant. There are no assigned
seatings for dinner. Rather, passengers are
free to dine in any of the ship's restaurants
whenever they want.
Of course, everyone cannot eat in the same
place at the same time. Thus, passengers
have to be flexible about when and where
they would like to eat. If a particular
restaurant is desired at a particular time,
NCL encourages the passengers to make a
reservation as soon as possible. To that end,
a booth is manned in the lobby throughout
the day to take reservations. Reservations
may also be telephoned.
There are a wide variety of restaurants on
NORWEGIAN DAWN. They vary in
cuisine as well as in the formality of the
atmosphere. Meals in some are included in
the fare, while some charge an additional
RIGHT AND BELOW: Impressions is
decorated utilizing reproductions of works
by the French Impressionists. However, it
specializes in Italian cuisine.
ABOVE: Aqua is the third main restaurant. Large panels using Henri Matise's Dancers
dominate the decor.
BELOW: The Garden Cafe is the ship's self-service venue.
Le Bistro is the French
The Wine Cellar, located
just outside of Le Bistro,
abuts the ship's
champagne bar. It is
used for wine tastings
and wine sales but also as
a dining area.
Cagney's (left) is located high on the ship and is an
Asian cuisine (Japanese, Thai, Chinese) is served in a
dedicated section of the ship that includes the Bamboo
Restaurant, Teppanyaki Room , Sushi Bar and
Sake Bar (below).
Salsa (left and right)
specializes in Spanish and
The Blue Lagoon (above) offers casual meals around the
The Bimini Bar and Grill (right), located on the open deck
at the top of the ship, has hamburgers and hot dogs.
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