Norwegian Cruise Line's
partnership with Margaritaville is taking shape on the Norwegian Star, which
carries the line's first Five O'Clock Somewhere bar following a two-week
The Five O'Clock Somewhere bar
will sell Margaritaville signature drinks like the "Who's to Blame
Margarita" and LandShark beer. Norwegian, which announced its partnership
with Margaritaville last year, will offer a Margaritaville restaurant and Five
O'Clock Somewhere bar on the Norwegian Escape, which debuts this fall, and it
also plans to construct Margaritavilles at its private ports of call.
In addition to introducing the
Five O'Clock Somewhere bar, the line also eliminated a $15 cover
charge on the Star's Ginza restaurant. The Asian specialty restaurant will offer a complimentary
menu and items priced on an a la carte basis.
An O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar
& Grill was added to the ship. The Brazillian steakhouse-style Moderno
Churrascaria was moved to what Norwegian called a "more intimate"
setting on Deck 13, and a Sugarcane Mojito Bar was installed adjacent to the
Other additions to the Star
include new carpeting and flooring throughout guest areas and updates to the
pool deck. Touch-screen signage, which was introduced on the Norwegian
Breakaway, was added to the Star.
On the technical side, the Azipod
propulsion system was updated and the hull coated with silicone paint. Norwegian said the measures would improve fuel efficiency.
The ship will sail in northern
Europe this summer.
Correction: A scrubber system was not installed during the recent drydock.