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In Focus: F&B@Sea

Seatrade Cruise reveals finalists for first F&B@Sea awards 

Winners of the F&B@Sea awards will be announced on April 11 at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center in Miami
The finalists of Seatrade Cruise’s prestigious F&B@Sea awards taking place in Miami next month have been named, each one a pioneer in their field. 

The winners will be announced and trophies presented at the awards ceremony on April 11 from from 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, concluding two days of food and beverage-focused demos and activations, happy hours, panel discussions and more, as part of Seatrade’s second F&B@Sea event from April 10-11. 

F&B@Sea runs in tandem with Seatrade Cruise Global held April 8-11 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, a shuttle bus service operating between the two venues. 

Recognising talent 

The awards celebrate individuals, teams and organisations that are the crème de la crème of talent in the cruise F&B space, with a product or initiative undertaken between March 1, 2023 and February 29, 2024.

The accomplished judges and the sponsor of the awards, Campari, were announced in January. 

The finalists for the 2024 F&B@Sea awards are: 

Best Restaurant             

Celebrity Cruises - Eden

Crystal Cruises - Umi Uma

Virgin Voyages - Pink Agave


Best Beverage Programme      

Norwegian Cruise Line - Prima Class

Royal Caribbean International - Icon of the Seas

Virgin Voyages - fleet-wide program


F&B Maverick                   

Linken d'Souza - SVP F&B, Royal Caribbean International

Rudi Sodamin - head of culinary art, Princess Cruises/master chef Holland America Line

Bruce Ventar - senior corporate executive chef, Royal Caribbean International


Most Sustainable F&B Programme     

Carnival Cruise Line - ecoTOTE in partnership with Bacardi and ecoSPIRITS

Holland America Line - food sourcing and food waste reduction

Royal Caribbean International - Win on Waste (WOW)


Trail blazing product                     

AUTEC -  Maki Maker sushi robot

Aussie Select - lamb products

The Spare Food Co - Spare Starter


Most sustainable product                          

Riverence Provisions - salmon and trout supply

SORBOS - edible straws

The Spare Food Co - Spare Tonic sparkling probiotic drink


Wellness Pioneer          

BeLeaf: plant-based seafood

Chunk Foods: plant-based meats

Konscious Foods: plant-based seafood

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