Best Cruise Lines for Specialty Dining
Paul Gauguin Cruises offers intriguing excursions across Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific — and the Polynesian cuisine served on board is just as inspired. Jean-Pierre Vigato, chef proprétaire at Paris restaurant Apicius, is one of the esteemed chefs designing dishes for the cruise line. At the elegant L'Etoile, featured on both The Gauguin and The Moana, guests can dine on French cuisine infused with local ingredients from the islands. Each night, an array of epicurean delights is featured on the menu, such as white truffle sabayon on steamed mahi-mahi. La Veranda offers breakfast and lunch items daily, and in the evening, Chef Jean-Pierre's gourmet creations are served. For a more casual atmosphere, enjoy a meal at Le Grill, available on The Gauguin. This poolside restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and small bites, plus Polynesian specialties at night.
All dining options are included in the cruise fare. Dinner reservations are required for La Veranda and Le Grill.