© Eric Laignel

Forget the buffet: Some 
of the world’s best 
chefs are transforming cruise-ship dining at these innovative cruise-ship restaurants and winners of the Food & Wine Hotel Awards.

April 17, 2017


Can’t get into The French Laundry? Book a dinner at The Grill by Thomas Keller for signature dishes prepared by chefs who trained in Keller’s innovative California research kitchen. seabourn.com.

Aqua Expeditions

David Thompson, the award-winning guru behind Thai standouts Nahm and Long Chim, oversees 
the menu on the intimate 40-passenger Mekong ship. aquaexpeditions.com.


Chef Nobu Matsuhisa shaped the way we think about Japanese food. He now has restaurants around the world, including Silk Road and The Sushi Bar onboard Crystal ships. crystalcruises.com.