Impress me with a favourite menu and you could win a dream cruise

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Think you know about food and cruise ships? Could you design a menu for a three-course dinner on board a ship?
If you can, and you can impress me with it, you could win your dream cruise.
The competition is being launched today by Thomson Cruises, who are looking for a menu to be featured in the Grill restaurant on their Platinum-rated ship, Thomson Dream.
The Cruise Kitchen menu creator allows entrants to choose from a selection of ingredients to build their dream dinner, deciding on the central element of each disch – whether it be duck, scallops or venison – choosing the accompaniments and the perfect cooking style.
Entrants are also invited to describe their dishes to make them sound as mouth-wateringly inviting as possible.
Three finalists, selected by an expert panel that includes me, will be invited to a seven-night cruise to the Canary Islands on Thomson celebration in March.
While they are on board, the chef will cook each menu at a special event for the ship’s captain, Thomson Cruises’ director and the Thomson Cruises’ manager.
The overall winner will be invited on the Pride of Panama cruise around the Caribbean on Thomson Dream, sailing from her new home port in Montego Bay, Jamaica – and their menu will be featured in the a la carte restaurant during the cruise.
Fraser Ellacott, customer operations director for Thomson, First Choice and Thomson Cruises, said: We are hoping this competition will really raise awareness among our customers about how much dining variety we have available on board our ships.
“From high end a la carte to cooked-to-order restaurants, we really do have something to suit a range of tastes. The new technology being used to develop this cruise kitchen menu creator is yet another way we are modernising the holiday experience for our customers as well as giving them the chance to really feel part of life on board our ships.”
The competition closes on January 12, 2014. Get creating NOW !

By | 2013-12-06T14:04:11+00:00 6 December 2013|Cruise Food & Drink, Cruise News|2 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.


  1. Tony 7 December 2013 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Interested to know where the ‘Captain’ comes from?
    Cocktail picture suggests Mainwaring? Or does the full set suggest a background in the Grey Funnel Line?
    Or is this just a self-awarded title designed to add gravitas?

  2. John Honeywell 10 December 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Completely self-appointed

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