News launch #MediterraneanFlavour food campaign in partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises

Win a foodie holiday for two on-board Royal Caribbean Cruises Anthem of the Seas.

This summer there will be more Royal Caribbean ships cruising the Mediterranean than ever before. The cruise line has six ships cruising the Mediterranean this summer, a new record for Royal Caribbean. Amongst those sailing will be the brand new ship Wonder of the Seas, the largest ship in the world, which boasts a stunning selection of 20 dining venues, the biggest number of dining venues from Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Cruises offer the perfect holiday for foodies, with on-board dining from regions including Italian fare at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar and casual Sorrento’s pizzeria, Japanese delights at Izumi, delicious New England-style seafood at Hooked Seafood, a quick bite of Mexican favourites at El Loco Fresh, and the classic American steakhouse experience at Chops Grille, as well as the food experiences to savour on land.

To encourage a new audience to try cruising, has launched a new campaign, Mediterranean Flavour, to highlight the gastronomic treats that can be found in many Mediterranean ports. has created a new microsite bringing together all the information on the food, including classic Mediterranean recipes, ships and destinations travellers can experience this year on a Royal Caribbean cruise in the Mediterranean. are giving readers a chance to win a free cruise on-board the spectacular Anthem of the Seas which will be cruising round-trip from Southampton taking in the French ports of La Rochelle and Le Havre (port for Paris and Normandy), and the Spanish ports of Bilbao and La Coruna this summer.

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On board the highly anticipated new ship Wonder of the Seas are a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges to choose from across eight signature neighbourhoods, from Central Park to the all-new Suite Neighbourhood – an Oasis Class first. Dining highlights include:

The Vue – The happiest of happy hours can be found at this new cantilevered bar. The Vue offers panoramic ocean views by day and after sunset it shines bright with a colourful mosaic canopy overhead.

Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar – It’s a family-style affair every day at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, the first on an Oasis Class ship. On the menu are freshly made, authentic staples, from hand-tossed pizzas to charcuterie boards and veal meatballs, to an extensive wine list, wine flights and cocktails, like an Aperol Spritz and Negroni.

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – This popular venue brings guests of all ages together to catch the big game across dozens of big-screen TVs, battle it out in friendly competition at the arcade, and munch on bar fare and ice-cold draft beers.

El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca – The grab-and-go spot for Mexican delights, like made-to-order tacos, burritos and quesadillas, it now debuts a dedicated bar called Cantina Fresca that serves a selection of “aguas frescas,” margaritas and other Mexican staples.

The Lime & Coconut – This signature pool deck experience is at the centre of the Caribbean vibes, with poolside bars and live music.

Cruisers can also enjoy speciality dining options, including the innovative Wonderland where you can find dishes based on five natural elements – Earth, Sea, Fire, Ice and Sun, Asian-inspired flavours at Izumi, American steakhouse Chops Grille, American seasonal dishes at 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, Sugar Beach, and more. Throughout the ship, guests can complement their meal with a unique set of Caribbean-inspired drinks, bold and spirited classics, and even zero-proof cocktails as part of Royal Caribbean’s reimagined beverage menus.

Alison Earnshaw, Managing Director, has shared,
“The cruises offered by Royal Caribbean in the Mediterranean this summer have something for everyone. Exceptional, and sometimes unusual, dining experiences have long been a key feature of Royal Caribbean cruises, and guests will enjoy a range of delicious food and innovative dining experiences whilst on board. The team of Royal Caribbean specialists is here to help our customers plan their perfect cruise holiday, matching Royal Caribbean’s first-class cruise experience with the perfect city break to enjoy even more culinary delights.”

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