Part II – So, what is so appetizing about today’s cruise ship culinary experience? What are the trends that have passengers salivating?
Over the Top Dining Experiences
Disney Cruise Line’s new Disney Dream features Remy, the company’s first-ever premier dining option, created by Michelin two-star chef Arnaud Lallement and Scott Hunnel from the award-winning Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort. One of the restaurant’s features: Remy’s Vault, an exclusive wine list of the world’s best vintages, including a 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc retailing for $25,000.
While on the subject of over the top experiences, Crystal Cruises offers a seven-course extravaganza once or twice a year created by Michelin-starred chefs – in 2012, Heinz Beck, with multiple Michelin starred restaurants on his resume – with impossible-to-purchase wine pairings – for approximately $1000 per person. Crystal also announced that its ships will go “all-inclusive” next year, offering complimentary wines and premium spirits, open bars in all lounges, and pre-paid gratuities.