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Cruise Nation: Top Cruises for Gourmet Aficionados

Cruise Nation: Top Cruises for Gourmet Aficionados
4 July 2018 James Brooke

People travel for many reasons; to visit breath-taking sights, to learn about ancient history, to meet local people and, most recently, for the culinary culture.  Many travellers crave memorable food experiences that showcase the authentic taste of a destination. So what better way to explore a multitude of flavours than to take a cruise that allows for a pit stop in a variety of countries?

Here, the experts at Cruise Nation share their cruise recommendations for food lovers around the world:

Set sail for the Caribbean

From the lively islands of Jamaica and Puerto Rico, to the near-deserted beaches of Antigua or the lush green, jungle-covered mountains of St Kitts, a cruise to the Caribbean is a cruise for all. Each island has its own cultural identity, and thanks to French, Spanish and British influences over the years, the cuisine is varied to say the least.

Visit Dominca for the freshest fruit and vegetables, Barbados for authentic beach-side shacks serving jerk chicken and Puerto Rico for traditional Mofongo. With crystal clear waters and perfect strips of white sand, you have the most perfect backdrop to sitting back, relaxing and tasting the finest foods.

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Big Apple Voyage

From the iconic Statue of Liberty to the bright lights of Times Square, the tranquil corners of Central Park to the balloons of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York is known as one of the most exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities on the planet with more than 200 nationalities calling the city home.

The food is as varied as the residents, with locations like Soho, Chinatown, Harlem, Koreatown and Little Italy offering visitors the chance to eat their way around the world, without ever leaving New York. And there is no need to panic for those wanting the traditional taste of America as cheeseburgers, fully loaded bagels and stacked pancakes can be easily found. The options are limitless in the city that never sleeps.

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Eastern Mediterranean tour

With countless white sand beaches, charming historic towns, vibrant cities and some of the world’s most famous landmarks to discover, a Mediterranean Cruise is the ultimate way to see the best that this diverse collection of countries and coastlines has to offer.

From seafood delights in Dubrovnik, alfresco dinners with Aperol Spritzes in Venice, and outdoor markets bursting with flavour in Barcelona, food lovers will delight at the wide range of culinary delights available.

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Discover the Far East

A cruise to the Far East is certainly full of new and memorable experiences, it has oriental charm, rich heritage and plenty to see. Its distinct and spellbinding nature gives off a splendour that is too good to miss. From impressive Buddhist temples to stunning beaches, the Far East has an array of amazing, must-see locations and a cuisine scene that will tantalise your taste buds.

Try freshly caught seafood bowls and Japanese rice for less than the price of a cocktail in Singapore, eat pan-seared Kagoshima pork belly in Hong Kong or ikan bakar (grilled fish) Bali style. Whatever you choose, an unforgettable experience awaits you on a cruise in the Far East.

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Navigate South America

South America is one the most exciting and exquisite places to visit on the planet and as you cruise in to the port you will immediately be captivated by its natural beauty. The country is full to the brim of exotic wildlife, grand ruins and stunning cultural diversity, but it also has a culinary scene to match.

Stop off at Rio de Janeiro to sample fresh, experimental Sushi like you have never tasted before, for comfort food and character Buenos Aires will do the trick, and for variety like you wouldn’t believe Santiago is your next stop.

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About Cruise Nation
Cruise Nation is an award-winning tour operator which aims to make cruising affordable for everyone, whether you’re an established cruise passenger or new-to-cruise.

The Cruise Nation team has over 50 years’ experience in the travel industry and pride themselves on creating cruise packages to an exciting range of destinations to suit all schedules, budgets and interests.

With their unique Smart Packages, customers can expect exclusive deals at unbeatable prices, including flights from regional airports and free hotel stays for more than just a cruise holiday.

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