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August 1, 2019

Ways Cruise Lines Are Enticing Gourmets to High Seas

Thinking about taking a cruise vacation, but are feeling discouraged by the prospect of sad buffets? Well, it’s time to think again!

Cruise lines have now understood that travellers expect much more from their culinary experiences, and are hence busy reinventing every aspect to call you on board.

Here are 4 ways cruise lines are going after food lovers:

Celebrity Chefs

Cruise lines are spending as much money as needed to bring in the big guns, and now some of the top chefs in the world are sharing their recipes for people on board. If you follow a particular chef, it’s very likely for you to find their food on your next cruise. Also, chefs at the cruises use the best chef knives in the UK.

Star Chefs You’ll Find at the Sea

Curtis Stone fans can dine and wine at SHARE on Princess Cruises’ Ruby, Emerald, and Sun Princess.
Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint and Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse have received rave reviews on Carnival.
Love Jamie Oliver? Dine at Jamie’s Italian on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem, Harmony, and Quantum of the Seas.

Culinary Jaunts

What does a food lover fancy more than enjoying delicious food in all those ports of call? And so, cruise lines are now catering to the interests of wandering gastronome with emphasis on food-centric shore excursions.

Food-Centric Jaunts

Oceania Cruises have amazing food on board, but what is worth mentioning is the company’s slew of Culinary Discovery tours, which takes you to towns, shops, markets, restaurants and lets you taste the authentic local cuisine.

Viking Cruises offer outing on the ocean or river voyages ranging from truffle hunting to Winemaking and Winetasting, and lunch with a master in Naples.

Celebrity Cruises offer Destination Highlights Shore Excursions that give passengers the chance to explore the legendary sights and famous vistas of each city port.

Chef’s Table

Since the ever-popular chef’s table concept has made its way to the seas, cruise lines are competing to give the best experiences. It does not mean that you just get to dine in the kitchen — you may also get an elaborate tour before the dinner.

The first cruise line to offer cruisers a chef table is Princess Cruises, whose over the top Chef’s Table Lumiere has food everywhere, all the time. This perfect culinary journey is an extraordinary treat for both gourmet and gastronomes novices. After a galley tour with champagne and appetizers, cruisers enjoy an extravagant dinner hosted by the ship’s executive chef.

Where else?

Gourmet Globetrotters and Adventure Aficionados love it at Royal Carribean’s Anthem of the Seas chef’s table.
Eataly Ristorante chef’s table on MSC Meraviglia offers the ultimate indulgence for those with a love of chocolate.
Enjoy the multi-course dinner and tour at the Carnival’s chef’s table.

Cooking Schools

Cruise lines are rolling out legit culinary schools on board for budding chefs. Under the direction of its chef, the participants learn how to prepare a multi-course menu corresponding to the local cuisine of the region they are travelling through.

The Regent Seven Seas Cruises have classes in the gleaming Culinary Arts Kitchen — ranging from healthy Greek to modern Nordic.

More Onboard Cooking Schools

Carnival offers fancy cooking classes; from perfecting the art of salsa in Mexico to creating traditional Italian dinners in Tuscany.

Holland America has recruited robust line up of chefs onboard who offer cooking demos and hands-on workshops like homemade pasta and pie crust.

For cruisers looking to refine their culinary knowledge, Oceania Cruises offer culinary tours, shore excursions, and cooking classes at the onboard Culinary Center at Marina and Riviera.

TIP: If you want to make the most of this experience, don’t forget to buy chef knives from Perkin Knives before you board the cruise.

Whether you stick to the main dining or you go all out, you will absolutely love the food aboard a ship today.

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