Onboard Dining

Costa: Culinary Experiences for All Tastes

Costa Cruises offers a wide range of culinary experiences, which include not only main restaurants and buffets but also exclusive experiences in specialty restaurants that offer formal, casual, and “quick” options to satisfy the needs of all guests. From Sushino to the onboard pizzeria, from Salty Beach to Pokè (available only on some ships), the […] Read more

Oceania Cruises: Updates in its Culinary History

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading cruise line in culinary and destination excellence, has unveiled the next chapter in their culinary history, “Relaxed Yet Refined,” introducing new dining venues aboard their eight small, luxurious ships. The company boasts the highest percentage of staff dedicated to the culinary experience compared to any other cruise line. To ensure […] Read more

Excellence on Board: Umi Uma by Crystal Cruises

We first experienced this restaurant on board the Crystal Symphony during its inaugural cruise, being impressed and enthralled long before many recognized the quality and innovation it offered.  Recently, during the Seatrade Cruise Global event in Miami, Umi Uma was recognized as the Best Restaurant by the awards presented at F&B@Sea. This acknowledgment is undoubtedly […] Read more

Norwegian Aqua: New Culinary Experiences Onboard

Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled the new culinary experiences aboard Norwegian Aqua, the first ship of the expanded Prima Plus Class set to sail in April 2025. There will be three new offerings onboard Norwegian Aqua, including Sukhothai, NCL’s first Thai specialty restaurant; Swirl Wine Bar, a new luxury wine bar; and Planterie, offering a […] Read more

National Geographic Sea Bird: Food, Wine and History

For the joy of wine and food enthusiasts, National Geographic Sea Bird embarked on the inaugural expedition Columbia and Snake Rivers: Food, Wine, and History, in collaboration with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic and FOOD & WINE. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Expeditions is a fruitful partnership offering expeditions to over 120 destinations across all seven continents, catering to […] Read more

Emerald Cruises: Luxury Cruises for Discerning Palates

Emerald Cruises offers a rich array of food-focused excursions to tantalize the taste buds of discerning travelers journeying with them this year. From tours of Europe’s grand food markets to cooking demonstrations with renowned chefs, there is much to enjoy on every voyage. Guests of these itineraries are invited to indulge in memorable gourmet culinary […] Read more

Windstar: 10 years with James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises, a leader in luxury cruises on small ships, is thrilled to celebrate in 2025 the tenth anniversary of its partnership with the James Beard Foundation, expanding the series of annual themed culinary cruises. To further commemorate this milestone, Windstar presents five special themed cruises with distinguished chefs on board who will bring their […] Read more

Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso on Windstar Cruises

Introduced in 2019, the Spanish restaurant Cuadro 44 by Anthony Sasso has enriched the culinary offerings aboard the Windstar Cruises fleet. This initiative was made possible through collaboration with the renowned chef, one of the youngest recognized by the Michelin Guide and a celebrated guest chef at the James Beard House. Given the background, the […] Read more

Teppanyaki Experience on Costa Smeralda

Get ready to wield chopsticks for a unique culinary experience aboard Costa Smeralda, one of the most cutting-edge ships of the moment. Right on board Costa Cruises‘ flagship, you can enjoy an excellent culinary experience at the Teppanyaki Restaurant. Some call it “show-cooking” or gourmet theater: in Japanese, teppanyaki means “grilling on an iron plate,” […] Read more

Windstar Cruises: Cruises with Culinary Superstars

The offering of refined cuisine has always been a must for the Windstar experience, which has consistently aimed to reflect the visited destinations in the dishes served on board, featuring quality menus prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, often handpicked by the onboard chef. Windstar provides guests with the opportunity to fully savor local life and […] Read more