Jamie Oliver teams up with Royal Caribbean International to open up eateries on Southampton-based cruise ships

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver teams up with cruise liner

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver teams up with cruise liner

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CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver is to team up with the latest cruise liner to be based in the port of Southampton.

Royal Caribbean International has announced that it will open the first Jamie Oliver eaterie at sea. The company’s most innovative resort ships, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas will feature a Jamie’s Italian.

Anthem of the Seas will open to guests during spring 2015 and sail from Southampton whilst Quantum of the Seas will open to guests during autumn 2014 and sail from New York.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Royal Caribbean, a brand that continually pushes the limits of what’s possible, to debut my very first restaurants at sea onboard the new Quantum-class ships,” said Jamie.

“Royal Caribbean shares my approach to food and dining, which is to serve simple, fresh ingredients in a warm, inviting ambience. I couldn’t be more excited to bring my love of Italian cooking to their guests with Jamie’s Italian. It’s going to be brilliant!”

The addition of Jamie’s Italian to the restaurant portfolio aboard the Royal Caribbean ships, says the cruise company, reflects plans to completely reimagine dining at sea. Smaller, flexible and personalised main restaurants and a collection of smaller, modern and distinct eateries such as Jamie’s Italian and experiential restaurant ‘Wonderland’ will cater for a full spectrum of food lover.

The new approach to dining will feature exclusively on Royal Caribbean International ships Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas replacing the Captain’s Table style dining usually associated with the cruise holiday experience.

Since opening its first restaurant in Oxford in May 2008, Jamie’s Italian has become one of the biggest success stories in high street eating. The quality of the food and service, coupled with the affordability of the food, has meant that customers return time and time again. The casual dining experience is based on offering tasty and simple Italian food, using only the best fresh ingredients. All produce used in Jamie’s Italian is higher welfare and the restaurants aboard the Royal Caribbean ships will be no different.

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12:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Fly in by helicopter to avoid the congestion Jamie...I would,and let's face it,you can afford it.
Fly in by helicopter to avoid the congestion Jamie...I would,and let's face it,you can afford it. Positively4thStreet
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2:08pm Fri 28 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

They will be able to blame something else other than Noro virus for their tummy upsets.
They will be able to blame something else other than Noro virus for their tummy upsets. OSPREYSAINT
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4:49pm Fri 28 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

now for the one in West Quay 3!
now for the one in West Quay 3! 03alpe01
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11:22pm Fri 28 Mar 14

MGBR says...

Royal Caribbean clearly got worried that Southampton based Carnival UK rolled out a programme of celebrity chefs months back...bit of copying going on don't you think!!
Royal Caribbean clearly got worried that Southampton based Carnival UK rolled out a programme of celebrity chefs months back...bit of copying going on don't you think!! MGBR
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