Norwegian Pearl Main Dining Rooms: The Indigo & The Summer Palace
Norwegian Cruise Line created Freestyle Dining -- a flexible approach to dining in the restaurant of your choice, at the time that is convenient for you. The main dining rooms, The Indigo and The Summer Palace, are the largest restaurants on the Norwegian Pearl. You can almost always show up without a reservation and be seated right away.
Indigo restaurant onboard Norwegian Pearl is located midship on Deck 6. The Indigo is the smaller main dining room. Generally there's something for just about every appetite. Starters include crab dip, fruit, and soups such as chilled apple bisque and beet soup. Grilled salmon, lean burgers, and fusili pasta and barbecued pork are among main entrees featured on the lunch menu, and for dinner expect beef, fish, poultry, and vegetarian selections. For dessert in the Norwegian Pearl's Indigo main dining room you'll find pies, berries served in Grand Marnier sauce, fruit, and ice cream among your choices
The Summer Palace:
The Summer Palace dining room onboard Norwegian Pearl is aft on Deck 6. The Summer Palace is the larger main dining room. With its marble columns and statues, this restaurant certainly surrounds you in palatial grandeur. Look for six main entrees which remain constant, and three nightly specials which vary. Greek salads, baked shrimp, and French Onion Soup exemplify starters, and traditional main entree favorites include Grilled New York Strip Steak, baked chicken breast, and roasted salmon. Vegetarian Lasagna and Chicken Piccata with Gnocchi are among entrees for more adventuresome palates. Desserts in the Norwegian Pearl's Summer Palace restaurant include sherbet, cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and pies.
Tips for Norwegian Pearl's Main Dining Rooms
Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 9:00am, lunch is from noon to 2:30pm, and dinner hours are from 5:30pm to midnight.
Bare feet, jeans, shorts, tank tops, and swim wear are not permitted. As a rule, shorts and jeans are not permitted after 6:00pm. For gentlemen, smart casual such as slacks and polo style shirts are more appropriate at dinner time.
Meals are no cost, but special beverages, wines, beer, and soft drinks may be purchased via current bar menu.
When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference. If you enjoy your steaks at perfect medium temperature, you may want to order medium rare as the kitchen tends to err on the side of caution
Guest Reviews of Norwegian Pearl's Main Dining Rooms
Both of Norwegian Pearl's main dining rooms have recently received excellent reviews for food quality.
Guests have suggested the Norwegian Pearl's menu is limited and could be expanded to include a greater variety in the main dining room.
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NCL Freestyle Dining onboard Norwegian Pearl
Throughout your Norwegian Pearl cruise, you'll be able to savor cuisine as you wish on your time! From 5:45pm to midnight, both main dining rooms provide first come, first serve seating. Wait time is usually 20 minutes, and parties of ten plus may be accommodated at different tables. All tips / the tipping policy for the main dining room does apply. Check out our article on NCL Freestyle Dining for additional information.