“People will travel anywhere for good food” claims Dutch chef Rene Redzepi. With the introduction to celebrity chefs on board 11 major cruise lines, dining at sea has improved largely. The perfect cruise becomes complete with a high standard of dining. With this in mind, CruiseAway has researched and put together the best cruise lines, and their number one ship, that serve the best food at sea.
Holland America Line ft. Nieuw Amsterdam
A great range of delicious food is what Holland America Line presents on board their ships: From formal dining in the Manhattan hall, to casual pizza from the late night pizza joint. Award winner of Best Dining 2015, the Nieuw Amsterdam offers a selection of dining options that satisfy the fussiest of eaters. Sophisticated traditional dining with a modern twist is available in the two-tiered Manhattan Dining hall. A casual option is the Lido Restaurant that serves delicious modern cuisine. “The highlight of this ship is the exotic Tamarind Asian Restaurant where the most exquisite cuisine from Japan, China and Southeast Asia satisfy the palettes of every passenger in the restaurant” explains Emma Bennett, cruise consultant of CruiseAway. For more information about cruising onboard one of these fine ships, go to http://www.cruiseaway.com.au/
Oceania Cruises ft. Oceania Rivera
In terms of fine dining, an Oceania Cruise is another luxury cruise line offering excellent cuisine. Throughout their 13 years of service at sea, one of their priorities has always been in the kitchen. A night of sophisticated and elegant dining can be enjoyed in the Grand Dining Hall, or the finest steaks and seafood at Polo Grill. For a taste of Italy, the Toscana restaurant is the place. Out of their fleet, Oceania Riviera and Marina stand out as they offer two additional dining venues, an Asian Cuisine “Red Ginger” and a French bistro “Jacques” named after the head chef himself, Jacques Pepin. For casual options, an alfresco meal served on at the Terrace Café is delicious, as is a burger and milkshake poolside at Waves Grill. Go to http://www.cruiseaway.com.au/
Crystal Cruises ft. Serenity
This Japanese owned cruise line provides fine dining, specializing in great food as well as luxurious service. A classic, yet modern way of traditional dining is served in the Crystal Dining Room. As one of the first to introduce alternative specialty restaurants, Crystal caters for everyone’s taste buds. Excellent Japanese cuisine is served at the Silk Road restaurant, courtesy of MasterChef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. The Prego restaurant offers tasty Italian food and wine. Casual dining is provided in a number on board. For example, the Lido Café serves a wide choice of modern foods in a buffet style, as well as the Tastes Restaurant, where the prime burgers can be found. For information on Crystal cruises, go tohttp://www.cruiseaway.com.au/
Norwegian Cruise Line ft. Norwegian Epic
With over a dozen restaurants, there is no shortage for choice of food onboard, even for the fussiest of eaters. “Along with the elegant, traditional dining in the Manhattan Dining Room, catered by Norwegian Epic celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, live band plays, allowing guests to dance the night away on the large dance floor” says Emma Bennett of CruiseAway. There are also many complimentary dining options including Taste and Savor, both restaurants carrying casual menus. The Garden café is a buffet style dining option, with the friendly service and tasty international cuisine. “The extremely popular O’Sheehans offers outstanding bar food” adds Ms. Bennett. For tasty cruises on board a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, go to http://www.cruiseaway.com.au/
Celebrity Cruises ft. Celebrity Equinox
Back in 2013, Celebrity raised the bar of dining on sea and continues to do so with their award winning cuisine and world class wine collection. They offer modern twist on traditional dining with a superb menu which can be found in the two tiered main dining room. Celebrity serve excellent casual food options in several restaurants on board, as well as buffet styled dining options. Specialty restaurants add to the fabulous range of mouthwatering cuisines found on board. The taste of Italy is served in the Tuscan Grill, or French food in Murano, as well as the Orient at Silk Harvest. For more information about Celebrity cruises, go to http://www.cruiseaway.com.au/
Good food and good company are two of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures. Travelers not only set sail for the destination, but to enjoy the tasty food on the journey. And on these ships, they certainly will not be disappointed.