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Norwegian Cruise Line: Takeout from ship restaurants OK after all

Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that passengers will be allowed to bring food to their rooms from restaurants after banning the practice. Shown here is the Norwegian Getaway in its home port of Miami.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that passengers will be allowed to bring food to their rooms from restaurants after banning the practice. Shown here is the Norwegian Getaway in its home port of Miami.

Don’t mess with doggie bags.

That’s the message Norwegian Cruise Line got after making a new rule recently that banned passengers from toting food back to their rooms from restaurants.

“In truth, we simply didn’t understand how important it was for so many of our guests to have the option to enjoy meals at their convenience in their stateroom,” Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer of the Miami-based cruise line, wrote in an announcement Tuesday.

In the statement, Stuart wrote that the prohibition came about after a “leadership team ship inspection” found dirty trays, plates and glasses in hallways. He said ship staff will work hard to keep vessels clean, but guests will be allowed to take meals from restaurants back to their cabins.

The cruise line also upgraded their room service offerings this spring but added a $7.95 charge per order.

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