(2:20 p.m. EDT) -- Dining changes onboard Norwegian Cruise Line continue. Here are the latest updates:
As of tomorrow, May 1, the new room service menus currently being tested onboard Breakaway and Getaway will be rolled out fleetwide -- along with a $7.95 charge for each order placed (excluding morning coffee and Continental breakfast selections).
According to Norwegian, the new menu offers an expanded selection for breakfast, in addition to a wider variety of options available 24 hours a day. Room service orders remain complimentary for passengers booked in a suite or The Haven.
Specialty Restaurant Cover Charges
New cover charges for the following onboard restaurants will go into effect on July 3, 2015:
Cagney's -- $29.95 (from $30)
Moderno Churrascaria -- $19.95 (from $20)
Le Bistro -- $19.95 (from $20)
La Cucina -- $14.95 (from $15)
Ocean Blue remains the same at $39, as does Teppanyaki at $25.
As part of the Norwegian NEXT program, the line recently waived cover charges at 12 of the fleet's Asian restaurants.
The line also instituted an 18 percent gratuity policy, which encompasses the specialty restaurants.
Pricing for Kids
As of early April, children are being charged a full cover (previously half-price) to dine at any specialty restaurant onboard, if they eat off the regular menu. All specialty restaurants still have a free Kids Menu.
"Kids Menu items were created to better appeal to the palates of cruise guests 12 and under," said Vanessa Picariello, senior director of public relations for Norwegian Cruise Line. Passengers who have prepaid meals in the specialty restaurants will be honored under the previous dining policy.
--By Brittany Chrusciel, Associate Editor