This review is from 2013 if you’re after the latest you can read it here. Norwegian does not provide ‘free’ meals for passengers in economy class; their premium cabin includes complimentary meals.
Before the flight, I ensure that I’ve pre-ordered the ”Nice and Tasty” menu for economy class passengers which includes: One light meal and a hot meal ( with wine, beer or water during the meal service). The meals must be pre-ordered online at least 72 hours before departure. If you don’t pre-order, you can always order snacks during the flight via your inflight entertainment system.
ECONOMY CLASS MEALS
Cabin crew serve passengers who have pre-ordered their meals online first, those who didn’t just have to wait a little bit longer for the inflight service. The economy class meal is served promptly after take-off and consists of a standard meal tray with a salad, drink and main meal.
The first meal is beef with potato mash served with broccoli, and while it doesn’t look very appealing, the taste was ok.
PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS
I then moved to the premium economy class cabin to sample meals there. The meal for the second service is a light breakfast which consists of yoghurt, fruit salad, and a pain au chocolate. It’s better than the prior meal, about the same quantity of food offered, it’s presented in better packaging and overall looks better.
PRE-ORDER MEAL COSTS
I paid an extra €49 to include a checked-in bag, seat selection and two meals. If you purchase the bag alone it will cost you €33, and seat selection is an additional €33, it makes sense to purchase the bundle with everything included.
The meals in economy class could be better and meals offered in premium economy are similar to the economy standard. I paid for my ticket and Norwegian allowed me to film and experience both cabin classes on my flight.