Best Burger at Sea!

Its been a few weeks since I have done a food blog, so I thought I would dedicate a blog to why there MUST be excellent burgers at sea!

On a cruise you can never go hungry, food is plentiful but there is something satisfying about a good burger. I am no connoisseur, but my husband is. If ever I need to get into his good book, I know what to serve. I took him to an amazing restaurant for his 40th (see below!).

I am a little bit of a food snob, but that all changed when I experienced Johnny Rockets on board Royal Caribbean for the first time. I have to say, I have since visited branches on land in the US and it was not as good. Not sure if it was the margarita beforehand, but it is well worth the cover charge for a holiday treat with a retro 1950’s diner theme.

However, who else makes great burgers, well these are my top picks: –

Princess Cruises

The Salty Dog Gastropub

Winning awards for ‘The Best Burger at Sea’, is The Salty Dog Onboard Princess Cruises. This is a more gourmet choice in a gastropub setting. Think fresh ground rib eye, Gruyère in a brioche bun.

Carnival Cruises

Here you can find Guy’s Burger Joint, this is more roadside burgers, fresh off the grill, perfect for a quick lunch and free. It reminds me of my much younger days where nothing tasted as good after a night out, that a burger from the van outside Surbiton station!

Oceania Cruises

This may have to go on my bucket list, as the menu at Black Angus Burgers onboard Oceania is right up my street. My mouth is watering at the prospect of their fish burgers with wasabi-garlic mayo. Plus, they serve Wagyu beef (p.s. you can buy those in Aldi!). You may pay a little more for an Oceania Cruise, but they are FREE once on board!

So, the best on land? Ssh, don’t tell too many people, but Atomic Burger, on Cowley Road, Oxford. Think 1980’s décor like a comic everywhere. The food though is delicious and excellent service, I don’t want to give away too many secrets, so if ever you are in town, try it!

Do share your best burger at sea experience in the box below.

About Me

I am Zara and a Cruise Specialist at With 22 years experience in the travel industry I have a wealth of knowledge to organise your trip. During this time I have travelled extensively around the world, the most memorable being South America, sailing around the Whitsundays in Australia and…

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