We’ve all had that moment when a sudden craving for an ice cold sweet treat hits us, but what to do if this happens when you’re in the middle of the ocean on a cruise? Fear not, you can find delicious ice cream and gelato on board any cruise ship. Whet your appetite with the below selection that we’ve rounded up in partnership with CruiseCritic.
Carnival Cruise Line
What to Try: Hand-blended ice cream creations at Cherry on Top
Details: If you’re a fan of Coldstone Creamery, you’ll love Cherry on Top – offering hand-mixed ice cream, prepared over an ice-cold slab. Pick from a wide array of candies to be blended into your ice cream for the ultimate ice cream fix.
What to Try: Chocolate meets gelato at Venchi Gelateria
Where to Find it:MSC Seaview, MSC Seaside, and MSC Divina
Details: With Venchi’s 135 years of experience in Italian chocolate and gelato, you’re guaranteed an indulging ice cream experience on board. Choose from a variety of flavors, with new options every day, created in their on-board laboratory.
What to Try: Drunken gelato with some ambiance
Where to Find it: Regal Princess and Royal Princess
Details: Choose from a delicious assortment of toppings to garnish your ice cream, or have some fun with it, and order an alcoholic sundae. Enjoy your creamy cup in Princess Cruises’ well-known Piazza with their vintage Italian look, or in the ice cream parlors themselves, that make you feel like you went to a retro parlor in the early 20thcentury.
What to Try: Ben & Jerry’s
Where to Find it: Voyager of the Seas and Freedom of the Seas
Details: Vermont’s finest at Sea! Miss your favorite flavors from home? Treat yourself, and choose from a variety of flavors, toppings, and freshly baked waffle cones.
What to Try: The gelato popsicles and sundaes at G Gelato
Where: Holland America’s Koningsdam and Statendam
Details: With its staff trained in Italy, G Gelato offers the most original sundaes. But if you’re in the mood for scoops, you can choose from an array of flavors and toppings.