Crystal Cruises announces the return of “UMI UMA” by Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

   March 18, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

“UMI UMA” is one of Crystal Cruises' award-winning, specialty dining offerings in a stylish modern setting with dishes inspired by the exotic array and traditions of the Orient as well as created by Master Chef Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matsuhisa.

Passengers will again be able to dine on signature entrees like Nobu-Style Black Cod, Wagyu Beef Filet Steak, Grilled Chilean Sea Bass, and some of the freshest sushi offered at the Sushi Bar.

Bernie Leypold, Senior Vice President Hotel Operations of Crystal said "it wouldn’t be Crystal without having one of the most popular restaurants UMI UMA back onboard when the new Crystal sets sail."

“Crystal’s guests have come to know and love the exquisite offerings Chef Nobu has created specifically for UMI UMA and we are so grateful for Crystal to be the only cruise line with a Nobu restaurant at sea.”

According to Master Chef Nobu, Crystal was known for its "award-winning food and beverage program bringing an authentic dining experience with efficient and personalized service," and they were proud to have UMI UMA feature their innovative fusion cuisine, blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients.”

Vacationers can enjoy one complimentary reservation per person/per voyage, for sailings of 11 days/less. For sailings of 11+ days, 2 complimentary reservations are included. Additional reservations may be confirmed while onboard for a nominal charge, subject to availability. 

Crystal Serenity cruise ship

The inaugural sailings of both ships are in the Mediterranean, with Crystal Serenity departing on July 31st from Marseille France, and Crystal Symphony departing on September 1st from Athens-Piraeus Greece. The ships are scheduled to operate in Europe (Mediterranean, Baltic), North America (New England USA, Canada, Alaska), the Caribbean, Panama Canal, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.