The Best Dining on Cruise Ships to Antarctica

With natural beauty of icy waters and wildlife, less crowded ports and amazing expeditions, Antarctica is quickly becoming a top cruise destination. This gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy onboard activities and amazing dining experiences during your voyage. From Michelin inspired dining to lava stone cooking, these cruises to Antarctica are an epicurean wonderland.

Seabourn: Seabourn Quest

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Known for award-winning cuisine, Quest not only offers a variety of dining options but takes pride in exquisitely prepared dishes with regional flavors. To further edify the level of distinctive dining, Seabourn is a member of Chaine de Rotisseurs, the prestigious gastronomic society devoted to the art of fine dining. Fine wines, included at no additional charge, are perfectly paired with lunch and dinner. Chef Thomas Keller has teamed up with Seabourn to bring his culinary creations to the sea. The opulent restaurant offers a classic menu from local artisans. Tableside preparations of Caesar salad, ice cream sundaes and a range of favorites like Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach add entertainment to dinner. A cocktail menu and wine list complement your menu selections.

Crystal:  Endeavor

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Six spectacular dining options give guests an array of gastronomical selections onboard Crystal Endeavor. Crystal’s award-winning chefs create Michelin inspired menus meant to awaken the senses. Open seating, all-inclusive dining, and expert sommeliers heighten further heighten the experience. A few stand out restaurants onboard Crystal Endeavor include:

Umi Uma & Sushi Bar: Japanese-Peruvian. Helmed by world acclaimed chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, Umi Uma & Sushi bar’s culinary offerings include celebrated sushi, sashimi, and Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Chef “Nobu” Matsuhisa’s only seagoing restaurant showcases popular Japanese favorites with innovative European influences.

Waterside: International. Crystal Endeavor’s effortlessly elegant main restaurant features Michelin inspired cuisine brimming with delicately balanced classics and inventive specialties.

Silversea: Silver Explorer

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With a focusing on fresh ingredients and recipes that reflect the heritage and regional cuisine, Silver Explorer’s dining options will impress even the most discerning foodie. Two of our favorites include:

The Restaurant: Contemporary International. Open seating meals allows guests to dine at their leisure at intimate tables for two or larger tables with friends, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views. Savor specialties unique to each destination such as Roasted Chilean Sea Bass while in Chile or Indian Chicken Korma in Mumbai.

The Grill: Lava Stone Cooking. If you’ve never experienced lava stone cooking, you are in for a culinary treat. Guests cook food directly at their table over lava stone, which is placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400°C. The results? Foods cooked to perfection. Stone cooking is only available in the evenings.


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