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The New World Of Cruise Ship Dining: Pop-Up Sushi And Cruise Line Cookbooks

The New World Of Cruise Ship Dining: Pop-Up Sushi And Cruise Line Cookbooks

In some recent changes to cruise ship dining, Carnival Cruise Lines has just announced a new pop-up eatery onboard whilst another cruise line has just launched its own cookbook.

Following the success of Bonsai Sushi restaurants on several ships, Carnival has rolled out a new pop-up sushi venue on four of their Conquest-class cruise vessels.

The new eatery will be featured on the Lido deck on Carnival Conquest, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Glory.

The menu will feature sushi and sashimi, including Ebi (shrimp); Sake (salmon); Maguro (tuna); and Hamachi (amberjack)- all of which will be available at $1.50 per piece. Guests can also choose from California Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls at $5 per roll, including Bang Bang Bonsai Roll and Tempura Roll at $7.50 each.

Carnival guests will place their order at the counter and then given a pager which will buzz when the sushi is ready.

Additionally though, complimentary sushi is still available at the Taste Bar appetizer venue and the Lido Restaurants on select nights for a fee in the Bonsai Sushi full-service restaurants on the following ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Legend, Carnival Pride, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista


In other cruise ship dining related news, Regent Seven Seas has released a new cookbook based on the Culinary Arts Kitchen aboard Seven Seas Explorer.

“We are thrilled to commemorate the incredible Culinary Arts Kitchen experience for Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ guests,” said Chef Kathryn Kelly, Executive Director of Culinary Enrichment for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and creator of the Culinary Arts Kitchen curriculum as well as the book’s recipes.

“Cruising is the perfect way to explore the world’s great cuisines and since Seven Seas Explorer’s 2016 inaugural season, our guests have been effusive about the individual cooking stations, luxurious work space and spectacular views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The new cookbook is a wonderful souvenir for when guests return home.”

The book is titled Culinary Arts Kitchen Recipes and features recipes that are taught in the demonstration kitchen aboard Seven Seas Explorer.

Each of the cookbook’s 18 chapters reflects the recipes taught in 18 individual Culinary Arts Kitchen classes aboard the ship and in total, the book contains recipes for 95 items, 20 desserts and 14 beverages and cocktails.

Some sections include, Fiesta on the High Seas, Caribe! and Majestic Mediterranean, featuring signature dishes selected from Italy, France, Greece, Turkey, and Spain. Guests can note that the Culinary Arts Kitchen Recipes cookbook is only available for purchase aboard Seven Seas Explorer.


In recent cruise dining news, there has been some changes. Oceania debuted a vegan menu whilst Seadream made history with the first ever wine-themed sailings, and Princess Cruises brought Britain’s favourite home meals onboard.

With the constant changes to food and drink onboard cruises, do you think things should stay a little bit more simple than this? Or are you a big fan of all things new and unique? Which do you agree with and which do you disagree with? Have your say…


Leave us your comments and discover more on onboard dining in the news below…

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Princess Cruises has just announced their decision to offer a new range of additional food and drink options…                        



diningP&O Announce Exciting Collaboration With Pierre White For Kids Cooking SeriesP&O Cruises has partnered with First News, the UK’s only national newspaper for young people to offer a monthly cookery series…                                                            

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