Celebrity Unveil New Culinary Announcement

August 25, 2016

In recent announcements it has been revealed that Celebrity are making changes to its restaurants, dining programmes and activity offerings, as a part of the fleetwide culinary programme called ‘The Celebrity Distinction’.

By November 2016 the cruise line will have introduced a new partnership with Dine Aware, a company that specializes in food allergy and intolerance communication and experiences. The aim is to help to elevate overall standards for the food and beverage industry at sea and to make a positive difference to the dining experiences of cruisers with special dietary needs.

Another addition for Celebrity that will be active fleetwide by the end of 2016 is Blendtique, a wine-blending class where passengers can become a ‘vintner for the day’ by creating unique wine blends, with the chance for them to be bottled onboard and customized with personalized wine labels.

Passengers onboard will also be able to get involved with Ripple Maker which prints personalized images and photos on espresso drinks like lattes and cappuchinos.

A number of other culinary announcements have been made by Celebrity over the past 18 months including:

-Celebrity’s Italian-inspired Tuscan Grille will be fleetwide by the end of summer; the fine dining restaurant features homemade pastas and charcuterie boards aswell as Italian-inspired cocktails and an extensive wine list.

-Sushi On Five replaces the passenger favourite creperie Bistro On Five, which will instead feature an a la carte menu with handrolled sushi and homemade soy sauce, plus a variety of Asian-inspired cocktails and Japanese beers.

-Exclusive embarkation day luncheons in the main dining room for Concierge Class passengers.

-Chef-led culinary excursions, Chef’s Market Discoveries, offered in over 40 regions across the world where passengers can experience local fare on land and culturally inspired dishes onboard

As part of ‘The Celebrity Distinction’ the line is committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible for dining experiences at sea. Brian Abel, VP of Hotel Operations for the cruise line stated: ‘Celebrity has always been recognized for its unmatched culinary and beverage experiences. We are now taking our expertise to an entirely new level through our latest offerings, which are adventurous, unexpected and distinct- just like Celebrity.’


So, what are your thoughts on the news today? Are you a Celebrity fan? Are you excited for the new and upcoming culinary experiences? How does this compare to what your other favourite cruise lines offer? Leave us your thoughts below!