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Cruise Saudi to showcase authentic Saudi cuisine onboard vessel

JEDDAH, December 4, 2023

Cruise Saudi, a specialist in the development of the kingdom’s cruise industry, has partnered with the kingdom's Culinary Arts Commission to showcase authentic Saudi cuisine onboard Aroya Cruises through the Irth Culinary Boutique & Café.
 
A unit of Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund), Cruise Saudi, said this collaboration forms part of Aroya Cruises’ vision to offer exceptional and creative experiences to its passengers.
 
Aroya Cruises is the first cruise ship of its kind to be tailored exclusively to Arabian tastes, and resembling it is Irth, the first Saudi restaurant at sea, which will offer a variety of locally sourced Saudi foods and drinks and high-quality products.
 
In addition to its rich heritage and glorious history, Saudi is also renowned for its authentic hospitality, which will be embodied in the services provided at Irth, with all restaurant staff being trained by the Culinary Arts Commission to ensure a deluxe and genuine experience for passengers.
 
Lars Clasen, CEO at Cruise Saudi, said: "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."
 
Founded in 2020, the Culinary Arts Commission seeks to promote the unique Saudi culinary traditions on both a local and global scale and position the Kingdom as a leading destination for culinary arts. 
 
The goals and ambitions of the Culinary Arts Commission align perfectly with those of Aroya Cruise, which aims to provide exceptional experiences that cater to the tastes and preferences of Arabian people while seeking inspiration from the authentic Saudi culture.
 
Mayada Badr, CEO of the Culinary Arts Commission, 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."
 
Unveiled in June, Aroya Cruise is the kingdom's first-ever cruise line with a unique design catering to Arabian tastes while focusing on the holiday preferences of Saudi nationals, expatriates and regional guests. 
 
"It starts from the design of cabins and suites to the detailed attention given to the quality of on-board food and beverage offerings, reflecting the spirit of innovation and true Arabian hospitality that the Kingdom excels in," stated Badr.-TradeArabia News Service



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