P&O Cruises designs culinary vacations bringing foodie heroes on board

Food Heroes, Marco Pierre White, Olly Smith, José Pizarro and Kjartan Skjelde will join guests of P&O Cruises for a series of vacations inspired by food and drink.

“Whether I’m designing menus for the celebratory evening or doing a cooking demo for onboard guests in my cooking club, I know it has to make for a truly magical and memorable vacation,” said Marco Pierre White, P&O Cruises Hero, in a statement.

The internationally acclaimed chef will be aboard the Britannia, departing Southampton on May 29, 2022 for a 14-night Mediterranean cruise, among other things.

“It’s a pleasure to help customers choose the perfect drink to enjoy after a day spent exploring a spectacular destination or to accompany José’s glorious tapas at The Glass House,” said Olly Smith. The award-winning wine expert and TV personality develops wine tasting experiences for guests.

He will be on board the Iona for the 14-night Canary Islands cruise from Southampton on November 12, 2022.

Other Food Heroes joining the P&O fleet will be Spanish chef Jose Pizarro; and Kjartan Skjelde, founder of two restaurants in Stavanger, Norway.

Pizarro has created a bespoke tapas menu at The Glass House restaurant. He will leave on November 12, 2022 on the Iona for a 14-night cruise in the Canary Islands.

Skjelde will be on board the Iona for the 7-night Norwegian fjords cruise, departing from Southampton on May 21, 2022, among others.

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