Top 5 Cruise Dining Destinations Around the World
By Harley Leon

The best of your favourite cities — only from a lunch cruise! Explore some of the best-known lunch cruise spots in the world.

Let's take a trip around the world and take a sneak peek at some of the most famous cities to go lunch cruising in! Imagine postcard-perfect views, delicious food and luxury ambience, come aboard, and experience the magic with us.

1. Sydney

Our first stop on this trip around the world is Australia's own Emerald City — Sydney. It goes without saying that Sydney is one of the world's favourite dining destinations. It is home to the prettiest Sydney Harbour and a lunch cruise is the best way to capture the essence of its priceless beauty! Perfect for both tourists and locals, a luxury lunch cruise promises only the best.

For those who do not wish to spend much and get the most value within a budget, a Magistic catamaran lunch cruise is a go-to option. Enjoy a buffet lunch as you marvel at the splendid Sydney Harbour featuring the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. You will come to the end of your trip at Darling Harbour as the lunch cruise docks at one of the stations here.

If you're looking to splurge on a luxury experience, a Clearview premium glass boat lunch cruise is the answer! 360° views of the spectacular Sydney Harbour, a delicious banquet menu and beverages (upgrade) — the works. You must experience it for yourself to see how incredible it is!

2. Hong Kong

Across the seas to Asia, let's take a look at some of the other popular lunch cruise destinations.

From one of the most picture-perfect harbours of the world, we make our way to one of the world's stunning skylines. The Hong Kong skyline is blessed with futuristic skyscrapers; the Victoria Harbour, especially, is reminiscent of a utopian urban jungle. With numerous cruise companies presenting delicious menus, our favourite has been the one offering delectable dimsums for lunch.

3. Bosphorus

Istanbul is a bustling city and a Bosphorus lunch cruise allows you to take a break from the buzz of the city centre and explore parts of the old town and elegantly cruise into the Black Sea. The views will easily capture your soul — get the glimpses of the union of Asia and Europe with the echoing activity of the Grand Bazaar, the ancient wooden villas, fortresses and palaces, as you enjoy lunch on a cruise!

4. Dubai

While Dubai primarily is known for dinner cruises to see the city lights in all its glory, we personally recommend being wrapped up in the Old-World Arabic charm of the Dubai Creek Abra. Extremely pocket-friendly, these cruises will take your breath away with the amazing views of old Dubai as you cross the Creek. However, lunch is not provided on board this cruise. If in Dubai, it would be a great idea to enjoy a shawarma from one of the restaurants near the Abra dock. Remember to keep your sunglasses and sunscreen handy.

5. Paris

The most romantic city in the world, if you didn't know, is also known for its lunch cruises. French gastronomy and the pretty Parisian skyline on a cruise along the Seine come together to create an unforgettable experience you'll never regret.

The beauty of a cruise dining experience can never be equated to any of the dining experiences on land. So much is the uniqueness of a cruise that combines dining, sightseeing and sometimes entertainment, all at an affordable rate. If you ever come across another chance to get on board a dining cruise, don't miss it!

First published on 16 Sep 2021. Harley Leon is a travel blogger.


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