A cruise is a fantastic vacation choice for anyone who loves food because the food on a cruise is plentiful, fresh, and delicious. In addition to an elegant main dining room and casual buffet, many ships offer specialty restaurants, bistros, lounges, and cafes for a variety of dining options.
When a cruise line introduces a new ship, it’s an opportunity to give passengers some tempting new dining experiences. One example is Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima Class ships – the Prima debuted in the fall of 2022, and the Viva is scheduled to set sail this year. The Prima introduced new dining venues like Palomar, where seafood is prepared Mediterranean-style; Hasuki, an elevated hibachi dining experience; Nama, where sushi and sashimi are served on a marble-topped bar; and Los Lobos, which features mouthwatering Mexican cuisine. Even established passenger favorites like Cagney’s Steakhouse and The Commodore Room have updated menus and décor on Prima Class ships.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line introduced The Mason Jar on the Wonder of the Seas in spring 2022. The rustic farmhouse-style décor perfectly suits the food, which centers on Southern favorites like buttermilk biscuits, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and crab beignets. When the Icon of the Seas debuts in 2024, it will have more than 40 dining venues, 23 of them completely new to the cruise line. They will include Desserted, a milkshake bar, and The Lemon Post Bar, which will have food and drink options for both adults and kids.
When Silversea’s Silver Nova launches this summer, it will have at least eight restaurants, including the cruise line’s innovative S.A.L.T. Kitchen, where the menus are inspired by the destination. The Silver Nova will also have Silversea’s signature French restaurant, La Dame; Kaiseki, serving Asian cuisine; and The Marquee, which houses both The Grill, where passengers use hot volcanic rocks to cook food to their personal taste and Spaccanapoli, a deluxe pizzeria.
Oceania Cruises’ Vista will set sail this year with a dozen dining venues, including some brand-new culinary concepts. Aquamar will specialize in wellness-inspired dishes for breakfast and lunch, including cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, house-made granolas, and avocado toast. Ember will serve American classics, like braised short ribs on polenta, for lunch and dinner. Established passenger favorites like Toscana and Red Ginger will be on board, too.
To learn more about how you can enjoy these and other terrific dining venues on your next cruise, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor.
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