Marella Cruises’ newest ship, Marella Voyager, is set to introduce more than 150 unique dishes while guests sail across Europe.
The cruise line claims more than 250 hours of recipe development went into creating the menus featured in the wide range of venues on the ship, including a four-day tasting experience undertaken by a team of seven chefs and 10 front of house staff.
To meet customer demand for the popularity of eating plant-based, vegan and meat-free options, more than 37 new vegetarian and vegan dishes will be available onboard. In total, 25 per cent of the new menus will feature vegetarian dishes and 15 per cent will account for vegan options. From speciality vegan ice cream and lemon tarts, the menu will also include a spin on the much-loved Sunday roast, with a full vegan roasting joint derived from oats.
Voyager’s Silver Fork restaurant will offer a twist on UK classics, aiming to provide a sense of nostalgia by elevating or deconstructing dishes. It took 12 weeks to develop the restaurant concept and produce a menu featuring 25 dishes. All key British foods and flavours were considered, from chip shops, beef Wellington, tomato soup, crumble or seaside snacks such as cockles and vinegar.
Another highlight of Voyager’s food and beverage offering is The Kitchens, a new concept which features eight different eateries bringing to life British classics and showcasing Indian, South Asian, Greek and Arabic flavours. The Kitchens will also include a bespoke dessert area, which offers temptations that are as equally visually appealing as they are delicious.
Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruise for TUI UK & I said: “We are so excited to present our wide range of new menus onboard Marella Voyager, which is the next exciting evolution in our fleet. With more than 150 bespoke dishes on offer, these newly developed menus feature concepts that will resonate with all. We’re bringing a twist to classic British food that we all know and love, while enticing passengers to branch out and sample something new. We understand what guests want from their cruise and what they love about our existing ships, so by ensuring we keep some Marella Cruises favourites as well as adding a different flavour to Marella Voyager, we will be providing more choice for our loyal customers and providing an exciting introduction to the brand for new customers”.
For customers planning ahead and wishing to get some winter sun, Marella Voyager’s winter 2023 programme is available now. The Paradise Islands itinerary will first set sail in November 2023 from Barbados, where guests can enjoy the delights of the Caribbean Sea, exploring; Barbados, Tortola, St Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua, and Dominica.
Marella Cruises will also be expanding its winter 2023 offering with more choice of destinations to visit on its fleet. The popular Asia itineraries will return with a brand-new home port in Singapore, this will be the first time the cruise line has homeported there.