Celebrity chef Shivi Ramoutar joins P&O Cruises to create authentic Caribbean dining.
Author and Celebrity chef Shivi Ramoutar joins P&O Cruises culinary line up as a Local Food Hero, as part of the launch of new ship Arvia which joins the fleet in December 2022.
Renowned for her contemporary Caribbean cooking, Shivi joins José Pizarro and Kjartan Skelde to bring alive destinations through authentic recipes. Shivi will celebrate Arvia’s maiden season from Barbados with her passion for the region’s cuisine. The exclusive collection of dishes can be found on the menu at Taste 360 and The Beach House
P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Shivi’s passion, bold flavour, colourful ingredients and joyful style will bring traditional Caribbean food to our guests.
“As Shivi joins Marco Pierre White and Olly Smith as well as José and Kjartan I am so proud that we have an extraordinary line up of chefs lending their skills and talents to our dining choice.”
Shivi grew up in Trinidad and sealed her reputation for exciting Caribbean cooking through two cook books. She is now resident chef on ITV’s Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best as well as many other television appearances.
She said “Caribbean food is proper fusion food, influenced by all the people who have travelled through the region. I hope to make the dining experience on Arvia as much about limin’ (the Caribbean art of relaxing with friends) as it is about the food. The dishes will be my interpretation of the Caribbean flavours which have influenced my life.”
Arvia’s 14 night Caribbean fly/cruise itineraries run from January 2023 to March 2023 and October 2023 to March 2024.
Example Arvia cruise:
Bridgetown, Barbados, Curacao, La Romana, St Kitts, Antigua, St Maarten, Martinique and St Lucia.
P&O Cruises is offering a 14-night cruise on Arvia (K302A) for £2,099 per person for an inside cabin.
Departing Jan 21, 2023, the price includes
- Flights from the UK
- Kids’ clubs
- Full board meals
More details on this and other cruises can be found here.
In May 2021, P&O Cruises launched Iona, its first Excel class ship. The new LNG-powered ship, with 5,200-guest capacity, is the largest ship built to serve the UK market.
P&O Cruises’ second LNG-powered Excel class ship, Arvia will join the fleet in December 2022. Arvia is the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment, and will be the epitome of a sunshine resort sailing year-round to the warmest climates.
The 185,000 tons ship, 345m in length, with 16 guest decks will feature Altitude Skywalk a unique high ropes experience, a swim-up bar and stunning infinity pool, a new restaurant Green & Co featuring Mizuhana serving a plant and fish-led menu, Ocean Studios cinema, 1,300sqm of shopping and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.