Whether you’re longing for the Finest Cuisine at Sea™ or wanting to sample Michelin-star level dishes, the luxury of a cruise enables you to indulge your culinary dreams with a wide variety of dining venues. Here are some of the showstopping restaurants and experiences to try on-board your next sailing.

S.A.L.T. | Silversea

Dining on-board Silversea

A revolutionary new culinary programme for Silversea, Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T) offers a pioneering concept that will enable travellers to use food to dive deep into the world’s cultures and cuisines and truly understand the soul of a destination.

Silversea Chef in Malaysia

The S.A.L.T. Kitchen offers an ever-changing menu and a regionally-inspired menu, while the S.A.L.T. Lab focuses on guidance with expert local chefs and industry authorities, exploring local ingredients and artisanal techniques through workshops, tastings and demonstrations. The programme will launch on-board Silver Moon in August 2020, then Silver Dawn in September 2021.

Umi Uma & Sushi Bar | Crystal Cruises

Umi Uma - Crystal Serenity

Boasting the delectable cuisine of world-renowned master chef, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, Umi Uma blends traditional Japanese specialities with Peruvian spices to create something truly magical. Each of the chefs in Crystal Cruises’ venues has been personally trained by Nobuyuki himself, and it shows.

Crystal Symphony - Umi Uma

Delicate and mouth-wateringly innovative, look forward to Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno or Grilled Wagyu Beef Rib-eye with Wasabi Pepper Sauce. Available on-board Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Crystal Endeavor (2020).

Culinary Arts Kitchen | Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas

Prepare to indulge your taste buds and sample a range of flavours with Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Culinary Arts Kitchen. With classes offering hands-on tuition, state-of-the-art workspaces and immersive experiences, this experience provides guests with all the ingredients for an unforgettable cruise.

Culinary Arts Kitchen - Regent Seven Seas

From beginners to experienced cooks, the kitchen is the ideal place to perfect your skills and learn something new, including classes such as ‘Anytime Brunch Favourites’ or ‘Epicurean Safari’. You even get to take recipe cards away with you so you can use your news skills at home! Available on-board Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor (2020).

Earth + Ocean | Seabourn

Earth and Ocean at The Patio

A newer addition to Seabourn’s culinary accolades, Earth + Ocean celebrates eclectic flavours from around the world in a relaxed, al fresco setting under the stars. Each evening, skilled chefs prepare an imaginative array of dishes such as Orecchiette Pasta and Royale Bouillabaisse, which perfectly showcase taste sensations inspired by destinations both near and far. Available fleetwide.

Priveé | Oceania Cruises

Privee - Oceania Cruises

You and nine privileged guests can visit the most exclusive dining venue with Oceania Cruises, Priveé. Sitting around a custom-made Dakota Jackson table which is illuminated with a golden Venchi chandelier, this venue is nothing short of stunning – and the same goes for the cuisine.

Toscana - Oceania Cruises

Guests are able to choose any number of courses from two of the cruise lines’ speciality dining venues; Polo Grill and Toscana. Polo Grill embodies all the elements of a classic steakhouse, while Toscana is an authentic Italian venue boasting recipes passed down the generations of the Italian culinary staff on-board. A perfect option for those who struggle choosing one dish! Available on-board Marina and Riviera.

Which of these venues has your mouth watering? Have you visited any of these before? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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