Find Out How We Make Culinary Cruises Extra Special
If you’re looking to go on a cruise that has a focus on cuisine, then Celebrity Cruises is a great option for you. Here are a few of our top culinary cruise tips to help you have a vacation even your taste buds will appreciate.
Dine at Specialty Restaurants
When you cruise with us, you don’t have to dine in the same setting each night. Our ships have a variety of specialty restaurants on board, ranging from hip settings with some of the most cutting edge food preparation and presentation to classics that focus on gourmet masterpieces. Depending where you dine, your cuisine may be flambéed tableside (Murano), served to you on dry ice (Eden), and even becomes seemingly alive through the wonders of 3D mapping animation (Qsine and Le Grand Bistro).
Plus, there are specialty restaurants focused on Italian cuisine, sushi and other Asian delicacies, steakhouses (with one where you can even grill your own meat), raw bars, and even more. While the menus may change, one thing is consistent: stellar service no matter where you dine while sailing with us.
Have a Culinary Cruise Experience in Port
One way to have a memorable culinary cruise is to book shore excursions that are focused on the cuisine of a destination.
We make this especially enticing with our Chef’s Market Discoveries shore excursions. These unique excursions take you out into the port of call alongside a Celebrity chef from your ship who will tell you more about local ingredients and delicacies. In addition to visiting a local market, you’ll likely visit a restaurant or culinary school or other foodie haven to taste some samples of local dishes and flavors. Your fun with this shore excursion doesn’t stop once you’re back on the ship. That evening, the chef will prepare a private dinner for those of you on the shore excursion utilizing flavors and ingredients you learned about during your time in port. It makes for an intimate, memorable, and tasty experience.
Each Chef’s Market Discoveries shore excursion varies depending on what port of call you’re in so check out which ones are offered on your itinerary; there are Chef’s Market Discoveries all around the world!
In addition to Chef’s Market Discoveries, there are many more food related shore excursions you can do during your cruise with us. We have ones that are focused on tastings (like cheese and chocolate – yum!), local wine and food pairings, beer tastings, and much more. You can also tour factories and take cooking classes, depending on the port.
In addition, there are private dinners at certain businesses and even people’s homes in particular ports. Make sure you check what is being offered during your cruise as soon as you book and then reserve your shore excursions since the most popular ones sell out fast. We make it easy for you to do so by providing you with an online account after you book a cruise with us. When you login to that account you can view all of the shore excursions being offered during your cruise and book the ones that most entice you right in the same platform, making it easy and fast to reserve your spot.
Take a Culinary Theme Cruise
One of the best culinary cruise tips we can tell you is to elevate your cruise cuisine experience by taking a culinary theme cruise.
These special culinary cruises are typically put together by travel agencies in partnership with restaurants or chefs or both. By booking into the theme cruise, you’ll get to embark on a typical Celebrity Cruises sailing that has opulent accommodations, 5-star service, and endless entertainment, but also get access to special events due to being part of the theme cruise.
These special events may include meet and greets with TV celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, private dinners, exclusive food-related shore excursions, and other meet-ups and perks depending on the theme cruise you’re booked into.
To see upcoming culinary theme cruises with west coast food brands and travel agencies, we make it easy for you; just visit our theme cruises page where we have all upcoming theme cruises listed for cuisine as well as wine, film, health and wellness, and local craft breweries.
Final Culinary Cruise Tip: Book That Cruise!
You can also browse all upcoming Celebrity cruises by using our easy to navigate “Find a Cruise” function and finding the itinerary that’s perfect for you. Then book your cruise so you can start reserving your preferred time at all those delectable specialty restaurants!