Mary Berry Joins P&O line up of Food Heroes

February 11, 2015

P&O Cruises has announced that baking guru Mary Berry, of The Great British Bake Off fame, will be at the forefront of a line-up of the UK’s favourite chefs on-board the line’s Britannia vessel, in a series of at sea cookery lessons.

Throughout the year, ten chefs will host cookery classes on numerous Britannia sailings which will include exclusive chef’s table dinners, question and answer sessions, and book signings.

Christopher Edgington, marketing director of P&O Cruises, said: “With a stellar line-up of celebrity chefs and iconic professional kitchen appliances, Britannia is taking cookery classes at sea to the next level.

“Britannia will be quite unique in offering a dedicated cookery school that not only features a chef’s demonstration kitchen but also work stations for 24 guests, all fully kitted out by KitchenAid.

“I’m sure that the opportunity to join these exclusive cooking experiences will appeal to a whole new group of people who have never before considered cruising as a holiday option.”

The line-up onboard Britannia will be as follows:

Mary BerryMary Berry is travelling on B513, a 12-night cruise across the British Isles that will depart on July 6th 2015. She will be accompanied by top chefs Theo Randall and James Martin.


Nathan OutlawNathan Outlaw, holder of four Michelin stars, will be sailing on B503 from March 28th, where he will head to Portugal, Spain and Morocco.


Theo RandallTheo Randall will be cooking up a storm with Mary Berry and James Martin on B513’s 12-night British Isles cruise from July 6th.



Pierre KoffmannPierre Koffmann’s culinary offerings will be available on B510’s 14-night Spain, Monaco and Italy cruise departing June 13th. He will be joined by James Martin and Charlie Turnbull.


James TannerJames Tanner, chef and television personality, is travelling on B516 from August 8th, where he will sail to France, Spain and Guernsey for seven nights.


lawrence keogh 2Lawrence Keogh will join the B514 on a seven-night Norwegian Fjords voyage departing July 18th.



Daniel GalmicheDaniel Galmiche, modern French cuisine pioneer and television chef, will be cooking onboard B519 during a seven-night France, Spain and Guernsey cruise from September 5th.


Vivek singhVivek Singh will depart on August 15th on B517’s 14-night Spain, Monaco and Italy sailing.


Paul RankinPaul Rankin, the first Northern Irish chef to receive a Michelin star, is travelling on B524 for a 14-night Portugal and Caribbean cruise departing October 23rd. He will be accompanied by Eric Lanlard.
Antonio CarluccioAntonio Carluccio, deemed the ‘godfather of Italian gastronomy’, will be joined by James Martin and Charlie Turnbull onboard B523 for a 14-night Spain, Monaco and Italy voyage on October 9th.



Which cookery school will you join?

You can learn more about P&O’s other food heroes here

Or learn more about their newest ship Britannia here