Sunday, 19 January 2014

NCL updating pubs, not updating smoking policy

NCL updating pubs, not updating smoking policy

Norwegian Cruise Line will be updating its entire fleet with O'Sheehan's Pub, the new bar that has proven to be popular on its newest vessels - Norwegian Epic, Breakaway and Getaway.

The company's chief executive Kevin Sheehan told those in attendance for Getaway's debut in Southampton this week that efforts are also being undertaken to get more passengers to visit the pub, especially at different times of day.

According to Cruise Critic, he said: "O'Sheehan's has proved to be such a centre point for the ship, for people to gather and socialise, that we have decided to put it on all the ships."

As well as retrofitting the bar across its whole fleet, Norwegian will also be minor changes to Moderno Churrascario, moving it next to Cagney's in the middle of the ship.

Despite such alterations, Mr Sheehan added that Norwegian is not currently planning to change its policies, including those related to smoking on its ships, despite the fact that other cruise lines have recently instigated bans.