Saving Cruise Lines from Logistical Nightmares
Luxury cruise ships are utterly amazing machines. Essentially floating cities, they offer every feature imaginable in order to keep customers floating in the utmost comfort and safety. While hundreds of staff keep everything moving, entertainment venues and relaxation amenities pamper customers with amazing new experiences. Oh, and the food! Cruise ships feature multiple dining options serving up 5-star cuisine from around the world. Each of these restaurants requires its own high-performance galley just like a landlocked fine dining establishment. Unlike those, however, a ship-based fine dining kitchen has extra special requirements for safety, productivity, and reliability at sea.
Special Sauce: The Secret to Cooking at Sea
Cruise ship galleys have extra design constrictions due to the nature of their clientele and environment. Cruise ships are huge and must prepare and serve a staggering amount of food to passengers and crew all throughout the day. But, due to the size constraints of the ship, the galleys must also be more compact and efficient than their counterparts on land. There are also rules about open flames since a fire onboard would have far more dire consequences than a fire in a normal restaurant. Marine environments are highly corrosive, and so marine galleys are constructed almost entirely from stainless steel. This material resists corrosion, is highly robust and is also easily sterilized to keep diners safe from contaminants. Finally, there is reliability. A ship’s galley needs to be reliable because it nee