P&O Cruises allow you to escape the mundane and now, not only can you immerse yourself in new surroundings each day but you can also indulge in award winning gastronomy.
Sharing a passion for good food and dining is all about inspiration and trying something new. Whether you prefer informal or formal dining, these fantastic cruise ships will host a huge range of culinary delights for you to sample. Always 100% committed to the highest quality, and always reviewing offerings to reflect contemporary British tastes you can rest assured that you are getting quality ingredients and meals consistently. The menus are broad, innovative, researched and designed for British tastes so you will not be disappointed. But it’s not just about the food, it’s about the entire dining experience and P&O Cruises enjoy the theatre in dining just as much as the meals themselves so the service will be as good as the food; attentive, intuitive and thoughtful at all times.
In fact, the fabulous food scooped top honours at the Cruise Critic 2015 Editor’s Picks Awards winning Best Dining Award. So if an important part of your holiday is the food and you love delving into new flavours and innovative dishes, then a P&O cruise is the perfect choice especially with their new Food Hero Cruises…
Showcasing some fantastic celebrities who participate in a number of on-board activities with guests, these new cruises offer a unique opportunity for an in depth insight into the famous food heroes careers with fascinating Q&A sessions, plus the chance to say ‘hi’ in person at book signings on board. Interactive classes and hosted dinners, fantastic excursions and photo opportunities are just some of the unique and exciting activities available on board. The Food Heroes are some of the brightest lights of the British culinary scene, each bringing their own brand of valuable expertise.
Britannia is leading the waves with James Martin’s Cookery Club where you get the chance to roll up your sleeves, cook and eat with your favourite chefs. And with James as the figurehead, you know the dishes will have a passionate British flair. Also on board is ‘Cake Boy’ Eric Lanlard, who adds French flair to the Market Café afternoon tea – so successful it is now putting smiles on the faces of Azura and Ventura guests too.
Fine dining restaurants on board Ventura, Aurora and Adonia are truly special dining experiences – all overseen by Marco Pierre White who had been awarded 3 Michelin stars by the age of just 33. ‘Spice master’ Atul Kocchar has brought his highly sought after talent and years of experience to Sindhu – a fine dining restaurant on six ships across the fleet. Passengers can expect tastebuds tingling with fragrant Indian cuisine with a British twist. Olly Smith, wine expert, has selected a wide range of great wines for you to enjoy while Charlie Turnbull – international cheese expert and judge – will be choosing the finest British and artisan cheeses for you to enjoy. Jose Sol, the globally recognised Spanish Ham Master, has been working closely with staff at P&O Cruises to ensure guests receive only the finest quality ham. His authority and experience in serving Spanish ham is second to none.
Simply put P&O Cruises love food! Not just for what it is, but what it brings with it; exquisite surroundings, great company and conversation, waiters who become friends and, of course, fine wines from around the world.