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When will the Food Heroes be on board?

We know that great food lies at the heart of a great holiday. That’s why P&O Cruises works with the brightest lights of the culinary scene, our Food Heroes: Marco Pierre White, Olly Smith, José Pizarro, Kjartan Skjede and Shivi Ramoutar.

Get up close to our Food Heroes and discover their tips and tricks, hear tales from their glittering careers, and enjoy exceptional food and wine in their company at our range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our Food Heroes will be joining Arvia, Iona and Britannia's 2023 holidays... 

Marco Pierre White: 

He took the restaurant scene by storm when he became the youngest ever chef to be awarded three Michelin stars… now the godfather of British cooking will be on selected cruises to show you how it’s done with live cooking demos and answer any of your culinary qualms in exclusive Q&As. And as patron of The Cookery Club, Marco will also host masterclasses and dinners when on board Britannia – experiences not to be missed. 

Cruise code Ship Departure date
B310 Britannia 28 April 2023
G317 Iona 03 June 2023
B317 Britannia 30 June 2023
G329 Iona 26 August 2023
B323 Britannia 15 September 2023
G339 Iona 09 December 2023

Olly Smith:  

Join multi-award-winning wine expert, Olly Smith as he brings his infectious charm and enthusiasm to your holiday. As well as choosing the best wines to go with your menus in The Glass House, the popular TV personality and author will be on selected cruises for tasting masterclasses, Q&As and book signings.

Cruise code Ship Departure date
B309 Britannia 16 April 2023
K318 Arvia 03 September 2023
G337 Iona 11 November 2023

José Pizarro

Don’t miss your chance to meet renowned Spanish chef, José Pizarro. José will share his top tips for the perfect tapas as well as his love of Spanish ingredients – something you can discover for yourself throughout your holiday in The Glass House thanks to the authentic recipes he’s brought to the menu.

Cruise code Ship Departure date
G307 Iona 18 March 2023
K318 Arvia 03 September 2023

Kjartan Skjede

MasterChef Norway judge, Kjartan Skjelde will be sharing his love for the wild and traditional ingredients of his homeland with his six-course tasting menu in Epicurean. And you’ll have the chance to join the acclaimed Nordic chef on selected cruises for his cookery demos and learn about his influences and inspirations in exclusive Q&As.

Cruise code Ship Departure date
G310 Iona 15 April 2023
G317 Iona 03 June 2023

Shivi Ramoutar

With her dishes for Arvia, Shivi will bring the bold flavours, colourful ingredients and joyful style of Caribbean food to new audiences, while adding personal touches that reflect her own journey.

Cruise code Ship Departure date
K325C Arvia 16 December 2023
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