Daniel Boulud has created his first restaurant at sea, Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud
Celebrity Cruises is to launch new dining venues onboard its newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, in a collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, interior designer Nate Berkus and alcohol company Diageo.
Boulud, who is also Celebrity’s global culinary ambassador, has created his first restaurant at sea, Le Voyage by Daniel Boulud. The venue is inspired by the concept of travel, with a menu featuring dishes from across the world. Its interiors have been designed by Jouin Manku, the design firm responsible for the Jules Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Plaza at the centre of Celebrity Beyond. The restaurant will feature soft tones, private banquette seating with textured and graphically lit glass flutes, and a dedicated entrance and exit. All guests to Le Voyage will also receive a farewell gift at the end of their visit.
“On Celebrity Beyond alone we are proud to welcome more than 300 talented chefs from over 30 countries, ensuring we can offer truly global cuisine throughout our stunning collection of new luxury venues,” said Cornelius Gallagher, Michelin-starred chef and vice president of food and beverage at Celebrity Cruises. “Combined with the remarkable talents of Chef Boulud, I know our guests will taste the difference.”
Interior designer Berkus, Celebrity Cruises’ design ambassador, is continuing his partnership with the cruise line by designing the two-storey Sunset Bar on the aft of the ship. Working in collaboration with architect Tom Wright, Berkus has created a space nearly twice as large as previous iterations of the venue. The bar comprises of two open-air decks and a pergola covered entrance, and guests can sit either at a u-shaped bar or in niches with daybeds.
Celebrity Beyond will also feature the World Class Bar, where guests can order bespoke cocktails which are made in front of them by a mixologist. The venue was developed in partnership with Diageo, which will bring a range of beverage brands to Celebrity Cruises’ bars.
Several existing venues onboard the ship will also be redesigned as part of the work. Celebrity has collaborated with Chicago interior design firm Simeone Deary to update the Cyprus Restaurant with a new design inspired by the Ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, combining airy elements with gold sculptural accents.
British interior designer Kelly Hoppen will also bring a new aesthetic to several venues, including the Rooftop Grill, Café al Bacio and the Mast Bar on the ship’s resort deck. All three spaces have been expanded and redesigned. In total, there will be 32 food and beverage venues onboard Celebrity Beyond, including 15 restaurants, five cafés and 12 bars and lounges.
“Globally-inspired culinary excellence is at the heart of our offering onboard all Celebrity Cruises ships,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “On any holiday, some of your most treasured memories come straight from the dining table you share with friends and family. It matters to us that every aspect of our guest’s onboard experience is truly special. Now, we have partnered with the most extraordinary talent to put it all ‘on the table’ and create a complete experience without comparison.”
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