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Jamie Oliver makes waves with his first restaurant at sea

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Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, debuting this November, will include the opening of renowned chef Jamie Oliver’s first restaurant at sea. The addition of Jamie’s Italian to the restaurant portfolio aboard the Royal Caribbean ship followed by sister ship – Anthem of the Seas in April 2015 – reflects the company’s plan to unveil a new vision of dining at sea. The Quantum-class ships will introduce expanded restaurant concepts to exceed the expectations of today’s food-conscious traveler. Modern, distinct eateries, such as Jamie’s Italian will be a focal point of the smaller, more diverse and more personalized dining options giving guests flexibility and control to shape their own culinary journey.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Royal Caribbean, a brand that continually pushes the limits of what’s possible, to debut my very first restaurants at sea onboard the new Quantum-class ships,” said Oliver. “Royal Caribbean shares my approach to food and dining, which is to serve simple, fresh ingredients in a warm, inviting ambience. I couldn’t be more excited to bring my love of Italian cooking to their guests with Jamie’s Italian. It’s going to be brilliant!”

Since its debut in May 2008, Jamie’s Italian has become one of the chef’s most successful restaurant concepts. With locations across the UK, it is known for high quality food and service at a very affordable price which has earned a loyal audience of repeat diners. The menu is based on tasty, simple Italian food, made from only the best fresh ingredients and the casual dining experience is welcoming to everyone. The restaurants aboard the Royal Caribbean ships will be no different.

Jamie’s Italian is just one of several new next-level specialty dining restaurants in partnership with world-renowned chefs that will surprise savvy foodies with a new, multi-sensory venue. Other restaurants include:

  • Wonderland, an elaborate feast for the senses in a setting where Royal Caribbean chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to invent a dreamscape of never-before-seen fare.
  • Michael’s Genuine Pub, the first American gastropub at sea and the next evolution of Royal Caribbean’s relationship with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, offering simply-prepared food and drinks made with quality ingredients from the best artisanal producers.
  • Devinly Decadence at Solarium Bistro, Royal Caribbean’s fittest dining destination, serving the foods you love all under five-hundred calories, designed by Devin Alexander, media personality, New York Times bestselling author and chef of highly-rated television show, “The Biggest Loser.”

Quantum class will debut in fall 2014 with Quantum of the Seas, followed by her sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in spring 2015. Quantum ships span 18 decks, encompass 167,800 gross registered tons, carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy and feature 2,090 staterooms. Quantum of the Seas will sail out of the New York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty on 7- to 12-night itineraries during the winter 2014/15 season. Anthem of the Seas will call Southampton, UK, home in April 2015 and offer cruises to the Mediterranean before being based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the winter months.

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