November 14, 2019
(2:20 p.m. EST) -- A new for-fee culinary experience will debut this December aboard Carnival Cruise Line's new Carnival Panorama. Dubbed "Carnival Kitchen," the offering will allow passengers to participate in more than 15 onboard cooking classes inspired by an array of international cuisines.
These new cooking classes include:
- Carnival Classics Workshop Class With Dinner: Discover the secrets behind Carnival's most beloved dishes, including tuna tartare from Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, saffron risotto from the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and, of course, the cruise industry's most popular dessert, Carnival's warm chocolate melting cake.
- The Orient Unknown Class With Dinner: Master the flavors of the Far East by exploring the world of savory noodle dishes, silky soups, succulent satays and divine desserts that take participants on a journey through the cuisines of Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and more.
- Cake Workshop: Follow step-by-step instructions to create a confectionary masterpiece. Activities include layering and filling, and using handmade fondant, edible decorations and more.
- Pasta Master Class: Explore the art of Italian cooking and preparing homemade pasta by mixing, rolling and molding fresh dough into creative and unique shapes, and pair them with delicious sauces from scratch.
"We're committed to providing our guests with memorable onboard experiences, and now, they'll have the opportunity to explore the art of cooking alongside our incredible culinary team in a fun, informative and interactive atmosphere," said Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining for Carnival Cruise Line, in a statement. "We've created a diverse selection of experiences that cater to every type of palate, so whether our guests want to learn how to master their favorite foods or want to try something new, Carnival Kitchen has it all."
Carnival says that additional classes will include sushi rolling, pizza making and pie baking, among others. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy tastings and sample their own creations. Sessions ranging from one to two hours are available in the morning, afternoon and early evening and will be featured primarily on sea days.
The venue will feature nine marbled granite cooking and prep stations with individual sinks, refrigerators and stove tops, as well as all tools, utensils and necessary ingredients. Class prices range from $30 to $59 per person. Carnival Kitchen-branded items will also be available for purchase onboard.
Located on Deck 4 aft, Carnival Kitchen will accommodate up to 18 passengers at a time. Reservations can be made pre-cruise at Carnival.com or at any dining venue onboard.