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Royal Caribbean has announced it is to open the first restaurant by British chef, Jamie Oliver, at sea.

The popular eatery, Jamie’s Italian, will feature on board the two ships: Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Royal Caribbean, a brand that continually pushes the limits of what’s possible, to debut my very first restaurants at sea onboard the new Quantum-class ships,” said Jamie Oliver. “Royal Caribbean shares my approach to food and dining, which is to serve simple, fresh ingredients in a warm, inviting ambience. I couldn’t be more excited to bring my love of Italian cooking to their guests with Jamie’s Italian.  It’s going to be brilliant!”

The first of the popular chain of Jamie’s Italian restaurants opened in Oxford in 2008 and the casual Italian dining experience has proved a big hit throughout the UK.

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Quantum of the Seas will open to guests in autumn 2014 and will sail from New York and Anthem of the Seas will open in spring 2015 and will sail from Southampton.

This addition to the dining facilities on board Royal Caribbean’s ships illustrates their focus on an improved dining experience at sea.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, executive vice president of operations, Royal Caribbean said: “Jamie Oliver is known for pushing the boundaries within the world of food and Royal Caribbean has a history of pioneering many firsts within the holiday industry. With ‘Jamie’s Italian’ creating unique but accessible dining with food that is at its freshest and ethically sourced, we are able to guarantee guests will only be served the freshest Italian dishes possible while on holiday with Royal Caribbean. This is just one element of a revolutionised dining concept to ensure the options we have on board reflect what today’s modern family looks for from their holiday.”

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