The Best Cruises for Foodies
All aboard the best food experience you’ll ever have. Sound like an exaggeration? Read on for five cruises crafted to delight your palate.
Anthem of The Seas with Royal Caribbean
Tristate dwellers can sail from New Jersey to Bermuda or the Bahamas with Royal Caribbean while enjoying chef Jamie Oliver’s rustic, seasonal dishes. Think: heaping charcuterie planks and homemade pastas including fan favorites like prawn linguine.
$580 for seven nights
Marina and Rivera with Oceania Cruises
Drift between major metropolises like London and Stockholm, Copenhagen and Amsterdam and Athens and Rome with Oceania Cruises, resting assured that master chef Jacques Pepin is at the helm of all of your meals. What’s on the menu? Bay scallops with jamón ibérico, 72-hour slow-braised ribs with gnocchi and smoked ricotta-pumpkin ravioli.
$2,500 for ten days
Encore with Seabourn
Take your pick between Seabourn's dozens of exotic journeys like Dubai to Singapore, Greece to Spain or Indonesia to Australia. Then, while you’re floating down the Nile or the Panama Canal, enjoy chef Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Dungeness crab cakes with truffle-spiked consommé, herb-crusted rack of lamb, buttery rib eye and Champagne trifle. Did we mention there’s complimentary wine with lunch and dinner?
$7,000 for ten days
Crystal Serenity with Crystal Yacht Cruises
Crystal Yacht Cruises lets you depart from major U.S. cities like New York or L.A., then make your way to Charleston, Barbados, Fort Lauderdale or Anchorage, while enjoying celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s super-fresh sushi and Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. His restaurant on board, Silk Road, dishes up delicacies like lobster with truffle-yuzu sauce and grilled Wagyu beef rib eye with wasabi pepper sauce.
$4,650 for seven days
Seven Seas Explorer with Regent Seven Seas Cruises
There’s a culinary school on board this Regent Seven Seas Cruises boat so you can hone your knife skills and learn to flambé desserts, all in between wine tastings, cheesmaking classes and VIP reservations at Michelin-starred restaurants (when you dock). Choose from 22 different “Gourmet Explorer Tours” that cruise between countries like Spain, France and Greece. Business class airfare to each is included.
$5,600 for five nights