Now that summer’s on our doorstep, attentions will undoubtedly turn not to the weather, but to that most humble of summertime treats — ice cream. No matter what your preferred flavour, we reckon there isn’t a soul on Earth that would say no to a scoop or two of this delicious warm weather favourite.
If you love ice cream as much as us, we’re confident you’ll be a fan of today’s blog, which is focussed on finding the very best ice cream at sea. From bold new favourites to Italian classics, here’s our shortlist of the best ice cream available atop the high seas. You can thank us later.
Carnival Cruise Line
In keeping with their self-proclaimed title as the ocean’s most fun-loving cruise line; Carnival Cruise Line offer an eclectic mix of frozen treats that are sure to delight ice cream fans young and old. Available from several vendors across the Carnival fleet, the line’s ice cream offering is wonderfully expansive, with flavours to suit all tastes including pineapple, sherbet and a boozy version of popular cocktail, Dark and Stormy.
Less traditional than MSC’s ice cream but equally as delicious; Royal Caribbean has famously partnered with preeminent ice cream purveyors, Ben & Jerry’s, to bring its passengers a madcap yet tasty range of frosty sweet treats. With much-loved B&J’s favourites available including Cookie Dough, Phish Food and Chocolate Fudge Brownie — discerning ice cream fans will be well catered for on their next cruise.
Given that they were born and bred in the Med, MSC Cruises were always going to have a top ice cream offering — but admittedly it’s even better than we first anticipated. In partnership with master Italian chocolate maker, Venchi, MSC have created an indulgent menu of original gelato treats, all of which are handmade aboard each ship using 100% natural ingredients. For the ultimate decadent treat, opt for a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream.
Cruise aboard any ship in the Princess Cruises’ fleet, and you’ll soon discover that, when it comes to ice cream, the cruise line takes things seriously. Sure there’s an abundance of ice cream for the kids, but if you’re looking for something extra special head to the ship’s “Piazza” auditorium to indulge in handmade, luxury gelato. Available in a range of unique flavours, this lavish frozen treat can be topped with Irish cream for the ultimate indulgence.
Often regarded as having some of the most luxurious and contemporary cruise ships afloat; Celebrity Cruises put the same level of care and attention into their ice cream as they do into their overall presentation. Book a cruise with this particular line, and passengers can enjoy complimentary ice cream and sorbet at the Oceanview Café — all of which is handmade to perfection.
Norwegian Cruise Line
No matter where you turn aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line, you’ll find somewhere to buy a sweet and refreshing frozen treat. From malted shakes and banana splits to fully-fledged sundaes; NCL aren’t afraid to go big when it comes to filling their guests with delicious, flavoursome ice cream.
Has this article left you longing to tuck into a delicious scoop of your favourite ice cream? Then why not do just that on a summer cruise break with Cruise1st? If you’re interested in booking your next cruise with us, click here to visit our website or call us on 1300 857 345.
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