7 Healthiest Cruise Ship Restaurants

by John Roberts

7 Healthiest Cruise Ship Restaurants

by John Roberts

"I can't wait for my cruise so I can try all the healthy foods onboard," said no cruiser ever. Truth is, at sea there are endless junk food temptations. It's not easy to reject the buffet pizza, french fries and ice cream in favor of fruits, steamed vegetables and salads. (However, every cruise ship's main dining room typically features low-calorie or low-fat menu items, often labeled. You can also ask for a healthier preparation of a dish or a vegetarian meal; most chefs will graciously accommodate passengers' dietary needs.) But although cruise lines aren't making healthy dining options a priority, nutritious choices do exist for those able to resist the relentless calorie blitz.

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Celebrity Silhouette's Blu
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Blu

Found on: Celebrity Cruises
You’ll need to book an AquaClass stateroom to dine at this restaurant focused on Mediterranean-inspired "clean cuisine," where menu items include chilled avocado and lemon soup with poached shrimp or pan-seared filet mignon with asparagus.

Found on: Celebrity Cruises
You’ll need to book an AquaClass stateroom to dine at this restaurant focused on Mediterranean-inspired "clean cuisine," where menu items include chilled avocado and lemon soup with poached shrimp or pan-seared filet mignon with asparagus.

Prime 7
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Prime 7

Found on: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
More than just a steakhouse, Prime 7 lets you combine healthy starters (tuna tartare on avocado salad or mixed greens with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and beets) with a lean lamb chop or seared ahi tuna. Just order your sauces on the side, as they can be fat-laden.

Found on: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
More than just a steakhouse, Prime 7 lets you combine healthy starters (tuna tartare on avocado salad or mixed greens with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and beets) with a lean lamb chop or seared ahi tuna. Just order your sauces on the side, as they can be fat-laden.

Wind Surf's Candles Grill
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Candles Grill

Found on: Windstar Cruises
A signature al fresco eatery on Windstar ships, Candles offers a menu loaded with lean proteins including grilled steaks, meat skewers, and fresh fish. And the chef will prepare vegetarian dishes upon request.

Found on: Windstar Cruises
A signature al fresco eatery on Windstar ships, Candles offers a menu loaded with lean proteins including grilled steaks, meat skewers, and fresh fish. And the chef will prepare vegetarian dishes upon request.

Terrace Café
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Terrace Café

Found on: Oceania Cruises
In addition to healthy choices such as hand-cut sushi and sashimi, this indoor-outdoor eatery also provides low-calorie steamed vegetables and side salads.

Found on: Oceania Cruises
In addition to healthy choices such as hand-cut sushi and sashimi, this indoor-outdoor eatery also provides low-calorie steamed vegetables and side salads.

Silver Discoverer's The Grill
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The Grill

Found on: Silversea Cruises
After nightfall on expedition ships Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer, you can grill your own healthy meals — fish, meat, and fresh vegetables — on a hot volcanic rock right at your table.

Found on: Silversea Cruises
After nightfall on expedition ships Silver Galapagos and Silver Discoverer, you can grill your own healthy meals — fish, meat, and fresh vegetables — on a hot volcanic rock right at your table.

Celebrity Eclipse's Solarium and AquaSpa Café
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AquaSpa Café

Found on: Celebrity Cruises
This casual eatery near the Solarium pool area on Solstice-class ships is ideal for light bites. Breakfast options include smoothies, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, and omelets. For lunch, nosh on watermelon and feta salad, steamed salmon, seared tuna, or grilled chicken.

 

Found on: Celebrity Cruises
This casual eatery near the Solarium pool area on Solstice-class ships is ideal for light bites. Breakfast options include smoothies, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, and omelets. For lunch, nosh on watermelon and feta salad, steamed salmon, seared tuna, or grilled chicken.

 

Crystal Symphony's Silk Road
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Silk Road

Found on: Crystal Cruises
The Asian-inspired menu at this restaurant is full of relatively nutritious choices, including creations by legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa. In addition to sushi and sashimi, you can enjoy steak and sautéed vegetables, grilled salmon, broiled eggplant, and seaweed and mushroom salads.

Found on: Crystal Cruises
The Asian-inspired menu at this restaurant is full of relatively nutritious choices, including creations by legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa. In addition to sushi and sashimi, you can enjoy steak and sautéed vegetables, grilled salmon, broiled eggplant, and seaweed and mushroom salads.

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