Carnival Kitchen Dining Table

Carnival Cruise Line has announced an exciting new culinary program for cruise guests onboard their latest ship, Carnival Panorama. The Carnival Kitchen will make its first debut next month when Panorama begins its special three-day voyage on Dec. 11, 2019, followed by year-round Mexican Riviera cruises starting Dec. 14, 2019. This new experience will be led by the cruise line’s talented chefs, offering more than 15 onboard cooking classes inspired by the international cuisines showcased on Carnival Panorama.

“We’re committed to providing our guests with memorable onboard experiences, and now, they’ll have the opportunity to explore the art of cooking alongside our incredible culinary team in a fun, informative and interactive atmosphere. We’ve created a diverse selection of experiences that cater to every type of palate, so whether our guests want to learn how to master their favorite foods or want to try something new, Carnival Kitchen has it all.”

– Cyrus Marfatia, vice president of culinary and dining for Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Kitchen Offerings

Carnival Classics Workshop Class with Dinner: discover the secrets behind Carnival’s most beloved dishes, including tuna tartare from Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, saffron risotto from the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and of course, the cruise industry’s most famous dessert, Carnival’s warm chocolate melting cake.

Creating Carnival's famous chocolate lava cake
Making Carnival’s chocolate lava cake

Cake Workshop: follow step-by-step instructions to create a confectionary masterpiece from layering and filling to using hand-made fondant, ornate and edible decorations, and more.

The Orient Unknown Class with Dinner: master the flavors of the Far East by exploring the world of savory noodle dishes, silky soups, succulent satays, and divine desserts that take participants on a journey through the cuisines of Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and more.

Cooking Classes on Carnival Panorama

Pasta Master Class: explore the art of Italian cooking and preparing homemade pasta by mixing, rolling, and molding the fresh dough into creative and unique shapes and pair them with delicious sauces from scratch.

Of course, that is just a few of the offerings available in the Carnival Kitchen. Additional classes include sushi rolling, pizza making, and pie baking, among many others, and participants have the opportunity to indulge in tastings and sample their creations. One-hour and two-hour morning, afternoon, and early evening sessions are available primarily on sea days and can accommodate up to 18 guests at a time. Reservations can be made on pre-cruise or at any restaurant once on board.

Carnival Kitchen on the Carnival Panorama

Carnival Kitchen is located on Deck 4 aft, featuring nine marbled-granite cooking and prep stations with individual sinks, refrigerators, and stovetops. The space is accented with white and grey pattern-tiled floors and steel ceilings and walls as well as a dedicated dining area within the Carnival Kitchen for guests in the evening classes to enjoy a themed sit-down dinner included in the price once the classes commence. Class prices range between $30 and $59, and Carnival Kitchen-branded items are available for purchase onboard.

A closer look at the Carnival Kitchen