As part of the overarching ‘wellness’ theme for the month, CLIA, the cruise industry association, is focusing on healthy dining options available on a cruise holiday.
Cruise guests are becoming increasingly interested in plant-based cuisine, whether it’s because they choose to be vegan, vegetarian, or they simply seek a healthier diet. As such, cruise lines are recognising this dietary diversity and offering guests a range of gastronomic choices.
See below for recent news from CLIA cruise lines regarding new plant-based menu offerings.
Azamara recently launched its first-ever vegan menu, with wholesome, healthy options such as the “Big Bean Burger with Garlic and Chipotle Aioli and the “Cauliflower and Quinoa Rissoles with Harissa Jus”. All carefully crafted and prepared by the esteemed Azamara culinary team, who are committed to bringing the same high-calibre menu to the ship’s vegan and vegetarian community.
Oceania Cruises unveiled its most extensive and creative plant-based menus at sea with more than 200 new healthy dishes available fleet wide. These healthy menu selections are served in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café at breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to its expansive gourmet offerings. There are also plant-based options available upon request during dinner service in the specialty restaurants.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent will debut more than 200 inspiring plant-based dishes fleetwide from 1 October, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner for travellers who follow vegan or vegetarian lifestyles or enjoy more plant-based fare. The plant-based selections will be fully integrated into the daily menus on Regent ships and were developed by Regent’s culinary leadership team under the direction of Bernhard Klotz, Regent’s VP of F&B, in concert with world-renowned chef, culinary instructor, and author Christophe Berg.
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International recently rolled out new plant-based menus across its fleet. While vegan options have always been available onboard Royal Caribbean ships, the new menus have been added to the Main Dining Room, enhancing the dining choices for every guest. The three-course menus will be available on request and include edamame-stuffed Portobello mushrooms, vegan spaghetti “bolognaise” and orzo pasta stew with green vegetables, as well as desserts such as a toffee “cheesecake” with dark chocolate and a peanut butter crust.
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