Talk about fresh food, Storylines ships will have the worlds first ship-to-plate culinary experience.
What else can you add to the cruise ship to make it more like home? A fresh produce farm. Storylines will become the first ship anywhere to have ship-to-plate food using some of the latest technologies in hydroponic food production. This will enable portions of the menu and indeed whole dishes to be grown right onboard our cruise condo ship.
Side benefits of this are better quality and better tasting food with a lower carbon foot print as our food produced this way only travels a few feet, not thousands of miles.
"Vegetables that have been breed for consumption not storage or transportation will naturally will taste better" NYC Chef John Mooney
Check out this video below on a New York City restaurant that has taken on the same process of producing food in-house.
Guests will be able to get involved in this process if they choose, so even the green thumbs in the community will be catered too. A big part of the Storylines offer is the fact that "anything you can do in your land based living, you should be able to do onboard our ships." This hydroponic garden is just an extension of that.
The garden itself will be over 2 levels and radiate a warm UV type light into the surrounding areas as it will be encased in glass. It will sit in pride of place right in the center of the main dining lounge so as you are ordering your meal the chef may be in the garden picking the ingredients to go on your plate. The lower level will be glassed in on a condo deck adding the feeling of a cosy home to those living nearby.
The below is an extract from the AeroFarms website on the benefits of growing food in this manner.
"Fully-controlled agriculture means that we can control, and perfect every aspect of the color, texture, nutrition and most importantly, flavor of the greens. We choose the most flavorful varietals of each green we grow and then we use data to make it taste even better. Our kale is sweeter. Our arugula is spicier. Our herbs are brighter. Top chefs agree that our greens have superior flavor, and we have 130,000 data points to prove it."
- Harvested at Peak Flavor
- Locally Grown
- Pesticide Free
- Highly Nutritious
- Available All Year Round
- Uses over 95% Less Water
- Safe and Transparent
- Non-GMO Verified
- Promotes Soil and Land Conservation
Food Service Benefits
- Year-Round Availability
- Consistent Pricing
- Longer Shelf Life
- Less Shrink
- Safely Grown
- Wide Variety
- Hard-to-Find and Heirloom Varieties
- Customizable Mixes
- No Weather Issues