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Cruise ships are home to an incredible array of restaurants, many of which offer specialties. These are the best French restaurants at sea.

French cuisine is reminiscent of creamy, oozing camembert; moist and gourmet chocolate breads, tangy and garlic mussels and much more.

So, for cruise enthusiasts who like to feast on coq au vin, soufflés and baguettes, these are the best French restaurants to be found at sea.

From P&O Cruises and Royal Caribbean to Princess Cruises and Disney – that’s what you need to eat, I mean, know.

Celebrity Cruises – Murano

Murano on Celebrity Cruises serves classic French fare, with a contemporary twist. You can even see signature dishes prepared at the table as you watch.

We love the look of the creamy Maine lobster bisque, French turbot with potatoes and Grand Marnier soufflé.

Silversea – The Lady

La Dame restaurant is on board several Silversea ships and offers a bespoke menu prepared by the best chefs in the line. Typically Parisian, extremely elegant and very refined, the meals at La Dame are a fusion of tradition and modernity. Expect crisp white table linens and impeccable service with white gloves.

Crispy fried frog legs, Nantucket scallops and salted caramel and white coffee ice cream are mouth watering.

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The La Dame restaurant offers a tailor-made menu by the best chefs in the line. Credit: Silversea

P&O Cruises – The Epicurean

You can enjoy an afternoon tea designed by the great French pastry chef Eric Lalard aboard the ships Azura, Britannia, Iona and Ventura.

Customers can discover delicacies such as savory eclairs with porcini mushrooms and pancetta, pistachio puffs with red berries, marble swirls, red velvet cake pops and orange blossom scones and with bee pollen.

Princess Cruises – Bistro Sur La Mer

Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut created this French spot. Savor the results of masterful cooking techniques, combined with well-balanced flavors and classic French ingredients in beloved dishes such as Pan-Fried Beef Filet (beef filet mignon) and Snapper and St. Jacques Quenelles ( snapper and scallop mousseline) topped with tender pieces of lobster.

Personal touches include the pie named after Emmanuel’s grandmother, Marie-Isabelle Macquet, with a tasty homemade pâté with a mousseline of red cabbage and blueberries. Princess passengers can enjoy pairings from an all-French wine list, with selections from the best wine and champagne-producing regions of France, including superb options from Bordeaux.

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Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut is the founder of the French restaurant Bistro Sur La Mer. Credit: Princess Cruises

Oceania – Jacques

Diner chez Jacques is an immersive dining experience, bringing the best flavors of France wherever you go in the world. Starters include traditional baked snails with Burgundy garlic butter and melted goat cheese soufflé with traditional tomato sauce.

On the main course, fish lovers will love the appetizing crusted sea bass and the Maine lobster cooked in its shell to encapsulate and intensify the depth of flavors. The star of the show at Jacques, however, is the sizzling rotisserie on display – here you can choose your meat and then the classic French sauce to have it made especially for you.

For dessert, there is a cheese cart of the best French cheeses and traditional French treats such as Charlotte Cécile cake, mille feuille, cream puffs and Jacques’ favorite, apple pie with frangipane.

The restaurant is on Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess.

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Royal Caribbean – The Pastry

Customers can sample delicious French-inspired pastries in paradise and enjoy the aroma of macaroons, rich chocolate and warm buttery pastries that will transport them to the winding alleys of Paris, while sipping on the excellent selection of coffees. from La Patisserie.

The Patisserie is available exclusively on all Royal Caribbean Quantum Class ships, including Anthem of the Seas.

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For dessert at Jacques, there is a cheese cart from the best French cheeses. Credit: Oceania Cruises

Disney – Remy

Dinner at Remy’s begins with a fresh Taittinger champagne cocktail prepared at the table, followed by eight to nine small courses complemented by a stellar wine list. Refined touches include a table cart for serving international cheeses and decanting stations for wines. Guests can order from two tasting menus that include food and wine pairings or order an a la carte menu.

Menu highlights include jicama-smoked buffalo, hearts of palm, and Minus 8 wine vinaigrette; scallops with black olives and cooked and raw fennel; Kurobuta pork tenderloin and belly with corn stew; wild turbot with capers-lemon and spinach, and porcini soup with wild mushroom bread pudding.

The desserts range from choux pastry with praline cream to wild strawberry sorbet with a candied mango nugget.

Remy can be found on Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream.

Holland America Line – Sea Salt from Rudi Sodamin

In this intimate seafood brasserie, classic French dishes are reinvented with a contemporary twist. Feast on delicacies such as sole meunière from Dover with grated Himalayan pink sea salt, oysters on the half-shell and branzino baked in a salt crust. Finish your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses.

Sel De Mer by Rudi is available on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam.

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At Sel De Mer by Rudi Sodamin, classic French dishes are reinvented with a contemporary twist. Credit: Holland America Line

Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Restaurant Chartreuse

Chartreuse offers its guests a succulent dinner with a menu that features modern French dishes. We love the look of the hand-cut Black Angus beef tartare, the Black Foot chicken breast in a morel and aged Comté crust, the roast rack of lamb and the classic crème brûlée – not to mention the magnificent range of wines. French and digestives.

This Parisian gastronomic experience can be found aboard the Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager.

Norwegian Cruise Line – The Bistro

The specialty restaurant Le Bistro promises an upscale dining experience with crisp white linens, an intimate atmosphere and attentive service. It serves plates of rich French cuisine like bouillabaisse and prime rib while its wine selection lets you choose the aromas and flavors you like or even discover a favorite new vintage.

Le Bistro meals can be enjoyed on Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Spirit, Norwegian Star and Norwegian. Sun.

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The specialty restaurant Le Bistro promises an upscale dining experience. Credit: Norwegian Cruise Line