Editorial Team


1. Grenada chocolate making

Many things are perfect about the Caribbean island of Grenada. Among them are the conditions needed to grow its famous cocoa. Thanks to its rich volcanic soil, balmy temperatures and warm tropical showers, more spices grow per square mile in Grenada than anywhere else on Earth. A tour of Diamond Cocoa Estate shows the different types of cocoa grown on this enchanting isle and gives you the chance to taste the bean freshly picked. You can also visit the island’s chocolate factory to learn how this sweet treat is made – and, of course, taste some for yourself.


View cruises to Grenada here.

Cocoa beans in the hands of a farmer on the background of bags

2. Make your own chocolate in Bruges

When in Bruges (yours from Zeebrugge), don't just taste Belgian chocolate – learn how to make it. Get your hands messy and learn from a local professional chocolatier during your time in the city. P&O Cruises offer this as a shore experience, during which you can find out everything you need to know about the chocolate-making process as you blend the ingredients to make your own. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, and you’ll get to taste different delicious varieties of the finished product and take home your own creations to give to the family (if you don’t eat them first!).


View cruises to Zeebrugge (tours to Bruges) here.

Delicious homemade chocolate truffles sprinkled with cocoa powder on dark background

3. Dessert on the go in Cádiz or Barcelona

A lively place to start a day immersed in the spirit of Cádiz is at the central market. Not only a hub of early-morning activity, it’s also the place for a tasty breakfast of fresh, crispy churros and hot chocolate for dipping at one of the city’s most famous spots, Churrería El Puesto de Ana.


View cruises to Cádiz here.


In Barcelona, head to Carrer Petritxol for your choccy fix. Known as ‘chocolate street’ to locals, it’s home to many of the city’s chocolatiers and cafés serving churros and chocolate in many different forms. The street is right next to the main drag Las Ramblas so it couldn’t be easier to find.


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Churros with a chocolate dipping sauce

4. Ice cream by the pool on Iona

When on holiday, it’s the small things you remember. There’s a delight that comes with tasting something great, and having that experience is part of the treat. One of those moments is tasting the chocolate-flavoured Snowflake Luxury Gelato on Iona – made with the best ingredients, by the best chefs using the best machinery. There’s a core of 25-30 traditional Italian gelato classics such as nocciola (hazelnut), pistachio, amarena (cherry), vanilla and of course a rich, velvetty chocolate, as well as some more inventive creations such as banoffee flavour – a banana-based vegan ice cream, and cremino flavour, which has a classic fior di latte base and a layer of gianduja chocolate. Delicious!


View cruises on Iona here.

Snowflake Banoffee Sundae
Snowflake Banoffee Sundae
Snowflake Banoffee Sundae
Snowflake Banoffee Sundae

5. Chocolate Earth Plate on Arvia

Indulge in the Chocolate Earth Plate available in Green & Co, Arvia's very own plant-based restaurant. 74% organic dark chocolate and beetroot pebbles, forest sponge moss, beetroot gel, cheery chocolate toadstools, tarragon gelly fizz, chocolate soil, tarragon bark and vanilla gelato. What a treat!

Chocolate Earth Plate available in Green and Co on board Arvia