SAUDI ARABIA. Cruise Saudi has announced a partnership with the Saudi Arabia Culinary Arts Commission (CAC) to showcase authentic Saudi cuisine onboard AROYA Cruises with the launch of the Irth Culinary Boutique & Café.
AROYA Cruises – the new premium cruise line which will set sail in 2024 – is the first cruise ship of its kind to be tailored exclusively to Arabian tastes. Irth, the first Saudi restaurant at sea, will offer a variety of locally sourced Saudi Arabian food & beverages.
The collaboration with the CAC forms part of AROYA Cruises’ aim of offering exceptional and creative experiences to passengers. All Irth restaurant staff will be trained by the CAC to “ensure a deluxe and genuine experience for passengers”, Cruise Saudi said.
Cruise Saudi CEO Lars Clasen commented: “We’re proud to be partnering with the Culinary Arts Commission. Launching Irth Culinary Boutique & Café onboard AROYA Cruises represents a key step in exhibiting the Kingdom’s authenticity and offering the best of services to our guests.”
Culinary Arts Commission CEO Mayada Badr said: “Irth Culinary Boutique & Café will showcase the authenticity of Saudi cuisine and its rich culture, and this partnership with Cruise Saudi’s AROYA Cruises aligns perfectly with our ambition to celebrate the Kingdom’s rich heritage and culture.
“We look forward to joining AROYA Cruises in their mission to offer the best of Saudi culture and traditions across its journeys.”
Cruise Saudi is owned by the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
As reported, the company announced an exclusive collaboration with Gebr. Heinemann to manage retailing onboard AROYA Cruises earlier this year.