Savour a Food Heroes cruise in 2018


Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with our P&O Cruises Food Heroes – Olly Smith, Eric Lanlard, James Martin, Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar – who will join us at sea on 18 different cruises next year

From left to right: Olly Smith, Eric Lanlard, James Martin, Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochhar

Our P&O Cruises Food Heroes: Olly Smith, Eric Lanlard, James Martin, Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar

Our Food Heroes are helping us to raise the bar with fantastic food and wine that celebrates Great British and global traditions. With a passion for provenance and quality ingredients, they are among the brightest lights of the British culinary scene. Their unique characters, skills and expertise shine through in the dishes they create for us.

Simply put, we love food. If you do too, now is the time to savour a P&O Cruises holiday. From Q&A sessions and book signings to opportunities to cook alongside celebrity chefs or attend intimate hosted dinners with them, our popular Food Heroes cruises offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our culinary stars.

Here, you can find out more about each of our Food Heroes, and we list the cruises they’ll be aboard in 2018. Food Heroes experiences can be booked in advance for cruises on Britannia through Cruise Personaliser. Experiences on Azura and Ventura can be booked on board. Food Hero events are extremely popular and places are limited, so don’t miss your chance! If you’re lucky enough to travel on board when our Food Heroes are hosting culinary excursions ashore, book your place on these exclusive outings through Cruise Personaliser before you sail.


Olly Smith

Olly Smith is an award-winning wine expert, TV presenter, foodie and writer. In 2015, he was the UK’s Drinks Ambassador to China and listed in Debrett’s 500, a celebration of Britain’s most inspiring and influential people. He has presented food and wine shows for Food Network and Channel 4 and is a BBC One Saturday Kitchen wine expert. He also writes a wine column for the Mail on Sunday.

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Eric Lanlard

Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele. He is, according to Vanity Fair magazine, one of the best pâtissiers in the world. 

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James Martin

Yorkshire-born James became a head chef at the tender age of 22. Now one of the nation’s best-loved chefs, he has a passion for hearty British cooking. For 10 years, he helped the nation wake up at the weekend as the face of the BBC’s popular cookery show Saturday Kitchen.

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Marco Pierre White

Marco Pierre White, the legendary godfather of British cooking, is a leading light in the culinary world. His career is long and illustrious. At 24, he was the head chef and joint owner of Harveys and, aged 33, he was the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars. For the past 10 years, Marco’s collaboration with P&O Cruises and his passion for fresh, top-quality ingredients has helped to raise the bar of on-board dining.

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Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar blazes the trail in Indian fine dining. Born in Jamshedpur in Eastern India, his reputation brought him to London in 1994. In 2001, he became the first Indian chef to be awarded a coveted Michelin star for his work at Tamarind. In 2003, he opened Benares in London, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2007.

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