LDV Hospitality Makes Its Debut On The High Seas With Onda By Scarpetta On Norwegian Encore
Norwegian Cruise Line today announced an exclusive collaboration with LDV Hospitality to bring the critically-acclaimed Scarpetta concept to Norwegian Encore with Onda by Scarpetta, reaffirming the company’s commitment to providing elevated dining experiences across the fleet.
The new restaurant is the first of its kind, and will join the Scarpetta portfolio’s locations in New York, the Hamptons, N.Y., Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Newport, R.I. and London.
The name Scarpetta is derived from the Italian expression, ‘fare la Scarpetta,’ which means to savor a meal to the last bite.
Onda, or “wave” in Italian, will adapt the same ethos and bring the charm and effortless elegance of its urbane Scarpetta sister to sea. The menu will showcase the rich and bold flavors the modern Italian restaurant is known for, including a selection of beautifully prepared seafood and signature dishes, such as Yellowtail Crudo, Branzino, pastas made in-house daily such as Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato and Basil, and the very best desserts of the region, providing guests with a true ‘la dolce vita,’ or ‘the good life,’ experience.
“We are passionate about delivering innovative and exceptional experiences to our guests, and this exciting collaboration with LDV Hospitality showcases that commitment beautifully,” said Andy Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Onda by Scarpetta will be the perfect complement to the variety of spectacular offerings available on our soon-to-launch Norwegian Encore.”
Onda captures the core design aesthetic of land-based Scarpetta restaurants, bringing natural materials such as walnut and calacatta gold marble together in effortlessly elegant harmony while delivering a balance of comfort and refinement created by a contemporary, minimalist, Italian aesthetic. The new venue will feature an elegant atmosphere, modern design and expansive views available from within the restaurant or while dining outdoors on The Waterfront.
“We are excited to launch Onda, our first Scarpetta experience on the seas,” said John Meadow, founder and president of LDV Hospitality. “Partnering with Norwegian Cruise Line and allowing us to connect with guests across the world is an extraordinary opportunity for us.”
Many of the highly rated restaurants and lounges that have made the Breakaway Plus class one of the most innovative and successful in the company’s history will be present on Norwegian Encore.
With over 34 venues to be enjoyed, the ship will offer an eclectic blend of culinary fare for every palate.
Launching this fall, Norwegian Encore will offer seven-day voyages to the Eastern Caribbean, beginning November 24, 2019; four, five and seven-day itineraries to Bermuda and five and nine-day itineraries to Canada and New England from New York City beginning April 22, 2020; five, six and seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean from Miami beginning December 12, 2020; and in the spring of 2021 will make her West Coast debut and sail to Alaska from Seattle.