Passengers sailing aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel could be set for an exquisite taste of the high seas next summer, with celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian opening a seafood concept restaurant on board.
Zakarian is a popular figure among the US public, starring on the Food Network television channel with epic cooking contest Iron Chef among his onscreen engagements.
From May 2013 though, the American will set sail aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, with his new luxury seafood dining experience the Ocean Blue set to open onboard.
The US celebrity is keen to take an active role in all areas of the establishment, from the menus to the dining areas, staff uniforms and glassware. Zakarian will also be available for meet-and-greets on certain cruises, with in-person demonstrations and cooking experiences available for groups of guests.
Commenting on the latest addition to the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan described his arrivals "like hitting the culinary lottery".
"Not only do we win big, but so do our guests on Norwegian Breakaway who will get to experience his world-class cuisine in three dining outlets on the ship," he said.
The Norwegian Breakaway is set to begin sailing from New York in May next year.
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