Food is at the heart of every great trip, even on a cruise. These new ships will be serving up the very best in dining.

NCL Escape-Jimmy BuffettCourtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Fabulous food is always a must on any Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship and the Norwegian Escape will offer two complimentary dining outlets as well as enhanced offerings in the Ginza Asian restaurant, O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, and the Moderno Churrascaria, a Brazilian-style steakhouse. The Escape will also feature the Sugarcane Mojito Bar and Norwegian’s first Five o’Clock Somewhere Bar where passionate Parrotheads will enjoy the “Who’s to Blame® Margarita,” ice cold LandShark Lagers and more - all the creative result of Norwegian’s first exclusive partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville®. Well-known Miami restaurateurs the Pubbelly Restaurant Group will be represented on board at Food Republic, a "modern, upscale food emporium" featuring a small plate experience of global cuisine ranging from Asia to Central Europe and the Mediterranean".

Carnival Vista-RedFrog PubCourtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Vista will wow guests with the Seafood Shack, a New England inspired eatery and the RedFrog Pub, the line’s first onboard brewery. 

HAL_Canaletto RestaurantCourtesy of Holland America Line

Holland America's ms Koningsdam guests will enjoy fine dining in restaurants that include Sel de Mer, a new French seafood brasserie; a new farm-to-table dinner experience in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine; a re-designed casual Lido Market with themed serving stations and favorites such as Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto Italian restaurant and pan-Asian Tamarind.

RCCL_Anthem_Jamie's ItalianCourtesy of Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will offer a wealth of dynamite restaurants. Of special note is Jamie’s Italian, modeled after British Chef Jamie Oliver’s renowned restaurants in the UK, and Michael’s Genuine Pub where award-winning chef Michael Schwartz will offer tasty pub fare and his namesake craft beer. Be sure to try Wonderland – also a feature on Harmony of the Seas - for its imaginative décor with fantastic food offerings. 

Written by Liz Fleming and originally published in World Traveler Summer/Fall 2015 issue.


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