Top 10 Desserts at Sea

by Donna Heiderstadt

Top 10 Desserts at Sea

by Donna Heiderstadt

Even an old salt knows cruising can be a very sweet journey. Here are 10 yummy cruise ship desserts not to miss.

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Princess Cruises' Chocolate Praline Timbale / Princess Cruises / James Pauls
Norman Love's Chocolate Mousse
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Norman Love’s Chocolate Journeys

Found on: Princess Cruises 

These chocolate desserts, available on all Princess ships, are so decadent that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. But if we could eat only one for an entire cruise, it would be the bittersweet chocolate mousse with caramel cream and milk chocolate crunch.

Found on: Princess Cruises 

These chocolate desserts, available on all Princess ships, are so decadent that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. But if we could eat only one for an entire cruise, it would be the bittersweet chocolate mousse with caramel cream and milk chocolate crunch.

Grand Marnier Soufflé
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Grand Marnier Soufflé at Murano

Found on: Solstice-Class Ships, Celebrity Cruises

This Celebrity specialty restaurant serves a six-course “Five Senses” menu with wine pairings. After course five, you might think you couldn’t possibly eat another bite, but believe us: You’ll find room for the intoxicating Grand Marnier soufflé, accompanied by a crème anglaise à la gousse tahitienne.

Found on: Solstice-Class Ships, Celebrity Cruises

This Celebrity specialty restaurant serves a six-course “Five Senses” menu with wine pairings. After course five, you might think you couldn’t possibly eat another bite, but believe us: You’ll find room for the intoxicating Grand Marnier soufflé, accompanied by a crème anglaise à la gousse tahitienne.

Warm Chocolate Melting Cake
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Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

Found on: Carnival Cruise Line

What is perhaps the most blogged-about dessert at sea — available in the main dining room on all Carnival ships — begs the question: Why would you want fully cooked chocolate cake when you can have this hunk of sweet, gooey goodness?

Found on: Carnival Cruise Line

What is perhaps the most blogged-about dessert at sea — available in the main dining room on all Carnival ships — begs the question: Why would you want fully cooked chocolate cake when you can have this hunk of sweet, gooey goodness?

Silk Road
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Trio of Crème Brûlées at Silk Road

Found on: Crystal Cruises

Crème brûlée is crème brûlée, right? Not so fast — Crystal's Asian specialty restaurant (with menu items by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa) gives this classic French dessert an exotic twist with three bliss-inducing flavors: sweet ginger, pink guava, and passion fruit.

Found on: Crystal Cruises

Crème brûlée is crème brûlée, right? Not so fast — Crystal's Asian specialty restaurant (with menu items by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa) gives this classic French dessert an exotic twist with three bliss-inducing flavors: sweet ginger, pink guava, and passion fruit.

Jacques
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Mille Feuille at Jacques

Found on: Marina and Riviera, Oceania Cruises

If you’re going to order this multilayered French pastry at sea, wait until you have a table at this bistro-inspired eatery overseen by celebrated Chef Jacques Pépin. His version is simply ethereal — the puff pastry is perfectly crispy and layered with light, sweet vanilla cream.

Found on: Marina and Riviera, Oceania Cruises

If you’re going to order this multilayered French pastry at sea, wait until you have a table at this bistro-inspired eatery overseen by celebrated Chef Jacques Pépin. His version is simply ethereal — the puff pastry is perfectly crispy and layered with light, sweet vanilla cream.

Chocolate Soufflé
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Chocolate Soufflé at Palo

Found on: Disney Cruise Line

At the Northern Italian specialty restaurant on all four of Disney’s ships, the line works its magic on this wonder of a soufflé topped with chocolate sauce and a vanilla bean. The dream of a dessert lives up to the fantasy.

Found on: Disney Cruise Line

At the Northern Italian specialty restaurant on all four of Disney’s ships, the line works its magic on this wonder of a soufflé topped with chocolate sauce and a vanilla bean. The dream of a dessert lives up to the fantasy.

Ocean Blue
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Lemon Meringue Tart at Ocean Blue

Found on: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway

At Norwegian Cruise Line's specialty restaurant Ocean Blue, helmed by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the perfect follow-up to the delicate dover sole is this palate-refreshing tart with crushed blueberries, crème de cassis sorbet, and candied lemon.

Found on: Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway

At Norwegian Cruise Line's specialty restaurant Ocean Blue, helmed by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the perfect follow-up to the delicate dover sole is this palate-refreshing tart with crushed blueberries, crème de cassis sorbet, and candied lemon.

Chops Grille
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Red Velvet Cake at Chops Grille

Found on: Royal Caribbean International

Moist, flavorful, and pretty as can be, this guest favorite is, in a word, delish. There might be a mutiny on board if Royal Caribbean ever takes it off the menu.

Found on: Royal Caribbean International

Moist, flavorful, and pretty as can be, this guest favorite is, in a word, delish. There might be a mutiny on board if Royal Caribbean ever takes it off the menu.

Prime C
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Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts at Prime C

Found on: Azamara Club Cruises

Alone, these fluffy bites of sweetened fried dough are yummy, but when dipped in chocolate, vanilla, or caramel sauce, they're confection perfection.

 

Found on: Azamara Club Cruises

Alone, these fluffy bites of sweetened fried dough are yummy, but when dipped in chocolate, vanilla, or caramel sauce, they're confection perfection.

 

Eataly
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Cannoli at Eataly Steakhouse

Found on: MSC DivinaMSC Cruises

With a crunchy shell and perfectly sweetened, creamy ricotta filling — the cannoli tastes as if it’s straight from Sicily. It’s so addictive you’ll need to order more than one.

Found on: MSC DivinaMSC Cruises

With a crunchy shell and perfectly sweetened, creamy ricotta filling — the cannoli tastes as if it’s straight from Sicily. It’s so addictive you’ll need to order more than one.

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