CruiseMates Cruise Culinary Guide

Meet Culinary Editor Janice Wald Henderson. Janice has been a longtime contributor to many magazines, including Bon Appétit Magazine and Brides. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Food & Wine, Eating Well, Cooking Light and numerous other publications. Janice is also the Los Angeles editor of the Essential Restaurant Guide at

Janice Wald Henderson: Cruise Culinary Editor

Silversea Features Top Winemakers
By Janice Wald Henderson Here is a rare chance to rub shoulders with the "Superstar Winemakers" of Napa Valley at sea
"Hearty Boys" Cruise France on A-ROSA
By Janice Wald Henderson Food Network's Party Line "Hearty Boys" host a South of France A-ROSA river cruise this August
I'll Take Manhattan
by Janice Wald Henderson New York has become a year-round port - especially with Norwegian Breakaway soon to debut as "New York's Ship."
Tokyo - A Shore Thing
by Janice Wald Henderson Essential tips on a pre-cruise visit to Tokyo for those about to embark on a cruise of Asia
Crystal Cruises Culinary Coups
In today's luxury cruise market a ship must whip up culinary razzle-dazzle to keep fans.
Nobu to Sail on Crystal
By Janice Wald Henderson Nobody does it better than master chef Nobu - to sail on special Crystal cruises
Oceania - a Wave of New Cuisine
By Janice Wald Henderson Grand Dining Room menu will introduce 85 New Dishes 2-21-13
Cruise-style Holidays at Home
Whether you have cruise-envy, or you want to share cruise life with your guests, have a cruise-style Christmas at home.
Top Five Gifts for Cruise Gourmets
A selection of food-related gifts for your gourmet-cruise cuisine enthusiast
Luxe Lunch Aboard Crystal
By Janice Wald Henderson Taking a tour for a taste of the "luxe" Crystal Symphony while she is in port in Los Angeles.
Celebrity "Pop-Up" Restaurant in San Francisco
By Janice Wald Henderson Check your calendar for a chance to sample Celebrity Cruise-style cuisine in San Francisco Nov. 14 and 15.
Holland America 3-Star Michelin Chef Restaurant
The new "Pop Up" Restaurant on the MS Rotterdam is inspired by Three-Star Michelin Chef Jonnie Boer.
48 Hours in Beijing
by Paul Motter An Inside Guide to Exploring this Exotic City with just 48 hours before or after your cruise.
Silversea to Host Michelin-Star Chefs
By Janice Wald Henderson CruiseMates Culinary Editor Silversea's guest chefs have serious cooking credentials on an international scale.
Five Best Foreign Airlines For Food
By Janice Wald Henderson CruiseMates Culinary Editor Foreign carriers have long bested American airlines for quality cuisine and beverage service.
Istanbul: Pre-cruise Destination Guide
By Janice Wald Henderson This historic crossroads of the world is a must-see destination for Eastern Mediterranean cruises
Best Cruise Ships
Big Apple's Geoffrey Zakarian will take on Norwegian Breakaway in a new venue for the line.
Cruising to Athens - Scary or Sane?
A reassuring look at Athens as a Mediterranean cruise destination and a scrumptious taste of the local culinary fare.
Oceania Cruises Says "Bon Appétit!"
Set sail on two fine food and wine voyages onboard the upcoming Riviera and Marina.
Silversea Summer Sails for Foodie Fun
New European culinary adventures expand the list of the cruise line's summer shore excursions.
Regent Adds Fine Italian Dining
Regent Seven Seas will now feature full service Italian dining nightly across the fleet.
Oceania Cruises' Riviera Breaks Godmother Tradition
Celeb chef Cat Cora's rocking this boat.
Foodie Cruise, French-Style
Le Boréal Superstar Chef Sailing will appeal to the most demanding fans of Michelin-starred French cuisine.
Quick Trip for Slow Food with Silversea
A new pre- or post-cruise land package option for foodies accompanies Silversea Mediterranean itineraries.
Crystal Cruises' Notable Nobu News
Nobu Matsuhisa, will grace a Crystal Serenity sailing with his presence, personally preparing dishes and teaching a cooking class.
Oceania Marina's Culinary Coup
Luxury Cuisine for Less
New Year's Resolutions for Foodie Cruisers
A special 2012 top-ten list for cruise lovers and food lovers.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Cruise
When this list actively becomes part of your routine, it's time to call your travel agent.
A Foodie's Guide to Cruise-Lover Gifts
Holiday gift options abound for connoisseurs of cruising and culinary pairings.
Culinary Impressions on Silversea's Silver Whisper
The delicious Relais and Chateaux culinary experience onboard Silversea in the Baltic   Go>
London Like the Locals
A look at the best of London for pre- or post-cruise authentic sightseeing in Britain   Go>
Get a Room - Hot Hotels in Popular Cruise Stops
Sometimes the best place to spend the day is a world class hotel. Here are five world-class hotels in popular Mexican and Caribbean ports of call.   Go>
Eating Up Celebrity Eclipse
Our culinary editor assesses the cuisine aboard Celebrity Eclipse - a cruise line known for its food.   Go>
Holiday Cruises for Foodies
The 2010 Holiday Cruise recommendations for food lovers by our Cruise Culinary Editor: Janice Wald Henderson.   Go>
Oct. 29, 2010
Chef Matt Talks About Hell's Kitchen
Matt Sigel from Hell's Kitchen is interviewed by our Culinary Editor Janice Wald Henderson. Our own culinary expert meets our upcoming featured chef.   Go>
Sept. 10, 2010
Top Five Mediterranean Cruise Port Hotels
Cruise ships come and go, but hotels are "forever." To make the best of your Med cruise, here are some of the continent's best hotels   Go>
August 14, 2010
Culinary Quest Aboard Seabourn Odyssey
Our culinary editor gives this luxury line the palate test. Will the food taste as good as it looks in these pictures?   Go>
July 30, 2010
Silversea Cruises : Cruise Culinary Firsts
Silver Spirit is the first luxury cruise ship with six fine dining venues A story to whet your appetite.   Go>
Celebrity Cruises Unveils "QSine"
New dining concept slated for new Celebrity Eclipse soon to debut is set to "Eclipse" the Competition   Go>
Crystal: Foodies' Gem of Choice
After a thorough sampling, I believe Crystal serves some of the best food I have ever experienced at sea.   Go>
Smile, You're on the Food Network
Food buffs can soon join Food Network stars for culinary theme cruises that parallel the Food Network star's shows.   Go>
"Bon Appétit" Takes on New Meaning for Cruisers
Bon Appétit magazine has announced it is now branding cruise vacations. What exactly does this mean for food-loving cruisers?   Go>
Buffet Bliss - Pleasure Without Gain
Is it possible to eat in a healthy manner on a cruise ship? Absolutely, if you heed the advice of our cruise culinary expert.   Go>
Cruiser's Culinary Cheat Sheet
Have you ever wanted to impress you friends with your culinary knowledge when reading a cruise ship menu? Here is your cruiser's culinary cheat sheet.   Go>
Crystal's Culinary Cruises Have Star Power
The 2010 Crystal Culinary Cruises roster has celebrity star power, according to our new culinary editor.   Go>
Silversea in Mumbai
Silversea's Silver Whisper provides a welcome zone of comfort in the most foreign of lands.   Go>
Tarantulas, Piranhas and Caviar, Oh My!
Braving the wilderness in a luxurious adventure. Silversea's Silver Wind steams up the Amazon from the Atlantic beyond Manaus   Go>

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Celebrity: Sobe Food Festival
by Ruth Molina Celebrity shows off it it culinary prowess and variety at the 2013 South Florida Food Festival in Miami Beach
Behind the Qsine
by Jason Leppert A behind the scenes look at the creation and operation of Celebrity Cruises' Qsine specialty restaurant.
Oceania's Riviera Delivers Cuisine
by Paul Motter The Bon Appétit Culinary Center on Oceania's new ships delivers a cooking experience no other line can match.
Norwegian Introduces "Chef's Table"
by Paul Motter Following the lead of some other cruise lines, NCL now touts an exclusive cruise culinary experience.
Oceania Marina: Best Cuisine at Sea
by Paul Motter A gourmand's delight, the Marina proudly prepares a cornucopia of culinary creations that rival the food offerings on luxury lines.
Holland America Evening at Le Cirque Dining
by David Yeskel According to Holland America, I was the first writer to experience "An Evening at Le Cirque" aboard the Oosterdam in mid-November.   Go> Jan. 7, 2011
Holland America's New Cuisine
Holland America brings an entirely new approach to cuisine with a new slate of chefs and menus   Go>
Nov 1, 2010
Cruise Line Cuisine: Is it Really Gourmet?
By Paul Motter I admit I knew I liked the food on cruise ships, but I never thought to ask if it is truly the gourmet quality they claim it to be.
Chef Matt Sigel of Hell's Kitchen
By Paul Motter Our 2010 Cruisemates Culinary Cruise on the brand new Norwegian Epic with hot new chef Matt Sigel, fresh from Hell's Kitchen
9-18-09   Go>
Norwegian Epic Dining
By Paul Motter NCL's new megaship will offer more restaurants than any other vessel.
4-13-09   Go>
Silversea Presents Culinary Cruises
By Paul Motter Silversea presents 11 culinary cruises featuring world-renowned chefs preparing regionally inspired dishes on special itineraries.   Go>
Holland America Galley Tour
By Paul Motter
A galley tour on Holland America's Westerdam shows how meals for 1,800 are conceived, cooked and served. 11-05-07

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