Norwegian Cruise Line installed a new bar concept, Syd Norman’s Pour House, on the Norwegian Breakaway during its latest drydock.
Replacing Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club, Syd Norman’s is a tribute to the grandfather of “Rock of Ages” playwright Chris D’Arenso and modelled after influential rock houses such as CBGB’s, the Rainbow and the Fillmore, Norwegian said.
Three times a week, cast members from “Rock of Ages” will treat guests to speciality cocktails named after rock ‘n’ roll classics such as “The Witchy Woman” among others in the interactive Syd Norman’s Experience. A five-person band will play rock classics six nights a week.
Additional upgrades to the Breakaway include enhancements to the Bliss Ultra Lounge with new furniture; new carpet in all 2,014 staterooms and suites; a transformation of the gift shop; and new carpet installations in the staircases, elevators and lobbies.
Norwegian also detailed renovations on two other ships.
The Norwegian Sun gained three new venues. Los Lobos Cantina, a Mexican restaurant offering a modern take on traditional favourites, replaces Las Ramblas Bar and Restaurant. The Spinnaker Lounge replaces the Observation Lounge. And the Bliss Ultra Lounge takes the place of the former Dazzles.
The Norwegian Star also received a Bliss Ultra Lounge, which takes the place of the Spinnaker Lounge on that ship.
Other installations include a Sky High Bar (replacing Bier Garten) and Spice H2O, the adults-only enclave that is a sunning area by day and an open-air lounge with live entertainment at night. Other features include a private pool, hot tubs and a full bar.