Episode 9 - Colossal Cruise Ship
The mighty kitchens in one of the largest cruise ships in the world work round the clock to feed almost 4,000 guests some of the finest dining on the high seas!
In the Caribbean, one of the largest floating kitchens is dishing up fine dining for over three and a half thousand cruise ship passengers. The tireless staff on the Regal Princess work across 20 huge galleys to provide round-the-clock food that is just as stunning as the holidaymakers’ tropical surroundings.
Launched in 2014, the 1000ft long Regal Princess is a true leviathan. And with 3,700 passengers and over 1,300 crew to feed, it has an equally giant cooking operation. Every week these kitchens get through a whopping 140 tons of food.
We join the ship on a seven day tour of the Eastern Caribbean. With just ten hours to stock up 15 massive provision rooms, the kitchen team can’t miss a single item. As well as cooking for guests in 16 different bars and restaurants spread over 17 decks, this week the team also has to prepare a monster beach barbecue in the Bahamas.
And that’s not all. Today the 300 chefs on board are rolling out a special menu, celebrating 50 years of Princess cruises. Lobster, scallops and oxtail pasta head up a menu that is rounded off by a spectacular dessert that has taken three days to prepare. This is haute cuisine on the high seas, and with the cruisers on board expecting only the best, the team can’t afford any mistakes.