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.

By Food & Wine
Updated May 24, 2017
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Forget the buffet: Some of the world’s best chefs are transforming cruise-ship dining.
© Eric Laignel

Seabourn

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.

Crystal

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.