When you think about food on cruise ships, you might imagine standard buffet fare with the occasional fine-dining restaurant thrown in. But did you know that most Australian cruise lines also have restaurants from world-famous celebrity chefs?
That’s right – taking a cruise holiday doesn’t mean foregoing amazing first-class food! In fact, it can be the perfect way to experience celebrity chef dining. From Jamie Oliver to our very own Curtis Stone, there’s a whole host of amazing celeb chef offerings on Australian cruise ships.
If you’re having a hard time choosing which voyage to take, perhaps talk to some experts at a cruise specialist like CruiseAgency – they’ll know just which foodie cruise is best for you. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the who’s who of cruise celebrity chefs.
Everybody knows Jamie, but have you had the chance to eat at his world-famous restaurant, Jamie’s Italian? If not, a Royal Caribbean cruise could be the next holiday for you. RC’s newest ship, Ovation of the Seas, sails into Sydney in December this year – and it features the British foodie’s take on rustic, hearty Italian fare. Bellissimo.
Australian celeb chef Curtis Stone has recently partnered with Princess Cruises to offer a unique dining experience on-board. SHARE by Curtis Stone is a brand-new restaurant specially designed to bring friends and family together for a memorable meal. Share plates are its particular focus, served family-style at long, communal tables to encourage engagement and conversation between diners. SHARE is available on Ruby, Emerald and Sun Princess ships.
Leading Aussie chef and restauranteur, Luke Mangan, lent his magic touch to P&O Cruises in the form of the exclusive Salt Grill. Found on all five of P&O’s Australian ships, Salt offers a high-seas dining experience with all the deliciousness of Mangan’s land-based Salt grills. Think fresh seafood, fancy high teas, and signature dishes like Luke’s famous liquorice parfait with lime syrup.
With a Food Network TV series and six restaurants in California, Guy Fieri is the definition of celebrity chef. You can get a taste of his signature American BBQ food at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and Guy’s Burger Joint, both found on Carnival Australia cruise ships. Smoked meats and Southern sides are the name of the game at Pig & Anchor, while juicy burgers and hand-cut fries steal the show at the Burger Joint.
Are your foodie senses tingling and your mouth watering yet? Keep a cruise in mind for your next getaway – it might turn out to be a holiday dining experience you’ll never forget.Add a comment »