Q&A with Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

With Anthem of Seas‘ debut this month, the Royal Caribbean ship will have the second of U.K. celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s at-sea restaurants, Jamie’s Italian, onboard. The for-fee restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients, many with a unique twist, like crab and avocado bruschetta (of course, there’s more traditional items, including penne pomodoro, linguine with prawns […]

Cruise Tip of the Week: Savor the Flavor with Any Diet

Dietary restrictions? No problem, use our expert cruise tips to navigate on board dining.

Is Free Room Service on Its Way Out?

One of the long-standing perks of cruising has been the ability to have food magically appear at your cabin, at any hour of the day. I remember the delight my sister and I felt on our first cruise, a Western Caribbean voyage on Carnival Fantasy, when we realized that we could order a cheese plate […]

2014 in Review: Best Cruise Dining Experience

Another year is winding down, and we here at Cruise Critic are taking stock of the hits, misses and outright surprises that made up our cruising year (and we invite you to share your own!) Today: Best Cruise Dining Experience America’s Pacific Northwest already has a reputation as a superb region for food and wine. […]

Take a Chocolate Journey: Princess Pairs with Norman Love

The world, it seems, has gone crazy for chocolate. And we’re not talking Reese’s here. Sales of premium chocolate, the kind where cacao counts and cocoa “terroir” are proudly marked, are up around the globe, particularly in luxury-minded countries within Asia such as China and Japan. At least that’s the message that chocolatier Norman Love […]

Wining & Dining: What’s Your Perfect Cruise Meal?

They say age or glasses of wine should never be counted. I’m adding ‘favorite cruise foods’ to that list. Between the main dining room, buffet, complimentary eateries and for-fee specialty restaurants, the meal options on cruise ships are endless (not to mention, all the local fare in port). Even if you’re not a foodie, everyone […]

Shellshocked: Are Cruisers Losing Out On Lobster?

For many of us, one of the best parts of a cruise holiday is that we have every excuse to eat what we like, whenever we like. It’s our time to indulge in lots of tasty treats. But could it be that cruise lines are cutting back on our favorite food offerings? Many passengers view […]

“Top Chef” Tom Colicchio Talks Cruising

Top Chef fans are eagerly awaiting Season 11 of the Bravo reality show, which wraps up filming this week in New Orleans. While new episodes won’t likely air until fall, Cruise Critic Contributor Anthony Cave caught up with co-host Tom Colicchio during Top Chef: The Cruise, held onboard Celebrity Constellation. Q: What are the challenges […]

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