Marella Cruises Announces Host of New Culinary Offerings

A selection of different cuisines on a table
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Marella Cruises has announced that their new ship, Marella Voyager, will feature over 150 distinctive dishes, including 37 new vegetarian and vegan options.

More than 250 hours were spent developing the recipes for the unique menus available across the 17 dining venues on Marella Voyager, which is set to launch on May 31 in Palma, Spain.

Overall, 25 percent of the new menus will include vegetarian dishes, while 15 percent will cater to vegans, offering specialty vegan ice-cream, lemon tarts, and a vegan roasting joint made from oats.

Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruise for TUI UK & I, stated: "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."

Hackney also mentioned that loyal customers will be pleased to see the return of favorites such as Kora La, Sushi Bar, Nonna's Italian, Surf and Turf, Vista, Snack Shack, and Latitude 53. He added: "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."

The Silver Fork restaurant will offer a unique take on UK classics, providing a sense of nostalgia by elevating or deconstructing dishes to create a playful dining experience. It took 12 weeks to develop the restaurant concept and produce a menu featuring 25 dishes, considering key British foods and flavors like fish and chips, Beef Wellington, tomato soup, apple or rhubarb crumble, and beachside snacks such as cockles.

Another highlight of Voyager’s culinary offerings is The Kitchens, a new concept featuring eight different eateries that bring British classics to life while showcasing Indian, Greek, South Asian and Arabic flavors. The Kitchens will also include a bespoke dessert area, offering visually appealing and delicious temptations.

Marella Voyager will also debut the line's first Mexican restaurant, Abuela's, featuring classic Mexican cuisine.

Marella Voyager will be based in Palma for the summer and Barbados for the winter, offering Caribbean cruises with stops in Tortola, St Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua, and Dominica.