Michelin-starred or celebrity chef-run restaurants are not hard to come by on a cruise anymore – because they’ve come to you.

Cruising the ocean can, believe it or not, be where you find incredible food for reasonable prices. With dinner options that aren’t available on land and a range of food that will leave your wallets as well as your belly satisfied, maybe a cruise should be your next holiday destination if you’re a foodie.

Here are some reasons why you should dine out on the seven seas, so your taste buds love you even more.

Michelin-starred choices

The exciting factors that are coming into play for cruise lines is their increasing range of food for affordable prices – and the best part is the quality is so good it’s award winning.

At the restaurant Harmony which can be found on the Majestic Princess cruise ship, it’s one of the only restaurants off-shore that has a Michelin-starred menu and chef. In fact, Harmony, run by a former chef for Wing Lei – the first Chinese restaurant in North America that has a Michelin star – has created a list of food that appeases your cravings for Cantonese dishes as well as seafood, mouth-watering noodle dishes and soups. 

Food is fun

As demands for more creative and delicious food on cruise lines increases – the more fun cruisers will see from restaurants and experimentative chefs.

On one cruise line, dishes are presented on porcelain plates decorated with Sodamin’s Food Faces culinary pop art, produced by the French brand Bernardaud.

This restaurant featured on Holland America’s cruise line headed by Rudi Sel De Mar and launched in 2016.

24-hour pizza restaurants are proving popular as well for their ease and accessibility for cruise passengers.

All types of options for your cravings

One of the best factors of cruise food is there are endless options to satisfy all your cravings on board. If you’re feeling a craving for a plate of fresh sushi made to order, then carnival cruise lines have that for you. If fresh fruit with a side of yoghurt is calling your name after a great workout then head down to the breakfast bar on your cruise’s food hall level. The best part is, most of the food is free, delicious and fresh. What more could you ask for?

What is the most memorable you’ve ever had on a cruise? Let us know in the comments below.

This article was written in partnership with Over60.