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Monday, March 2, 2020

Cuisine is a Star at Sea


In keeping with passenger tastes, the focus of cruise cuisine has shifted through the years from amazing quantity to higher quality. As more people take greater care with what they eat, cruise lines have kept up with the trends and now offer food that ranges from expertly prepared basics to innovative fusions.

So, which cruise line serves the best food? That’s a difficult question to answer. Cruise fans have different opinions on which cruise lines have the best food, and which dining rooms and restaurants create the best dishes. The best answer may be that you can find wonderful food on any cruise ship, especially if you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and try some new tastes.

That said, here are some current onboard menu choices that people rave about:

Let’s start with the Ernesto Burger. To create this meaty masterpiece, chefs at the Salty Dog Gastropub on Princess Cruises’ Crown, Emerald and Ruby Princess start with freshly ground rib eye and short rib, paired with grilled pork belly and topped with Gruyere, caramelized Kimchi, beer-battered jalapeno and charred onion aioli.

Nobu Matsuhisa crafts exquisite sushi, and he oversees the sushi bar inside the Umi Uma restaurant on the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and tuna tataki with ponzu sauce are just two of the delicious, creative choices.

Pizza fans love Spaccanapoli on Silversea Cruises ships because it serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza with a crispy thin crust and fresh mozzarella. Get your own Spaccanapoli pie on the Muse, Spirit, Moon or Dawn.

Great seafood dishes abound on cruise ships, and some of the best are at the French-influenced Rudi’s Sel de Mer on Holland America Line. Try the seafood tower appetizer followed by escargot bourguignonne and Marseille bouillabaisse.

150 Central Park on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas offers six-course tasting menus that showcase the finest ingredients of the season, sourced from small South Florida farms. You might encounter lobster and lychee salad, red pepper soup with goat cheese crostini, or ricotta and porcini tortellini.

When it’s time for dessert, guests on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Bliss and Encore flock to Coco’s to enjoy a personal chocolate fountain, an artisan milkshake and other sweet treats.

For more ideas about where to find your culinary favorites at sea, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor.

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