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Five Stars, Six Spaces

Having the privilege to design your own ships comes with many perks, and handcrafting the finest dining details from venue to menu is certainly among the best of them.

 

On board the brand-new APT Solara and APT Ostara, APT delivers five-star dining experiences in six stunning spaces, each unique and meticulously designed to reflect the delectable cuisines and diverse gastronomy of Europe.

Developed by the inimitable experts at Fellow Hospitality with the core values of regionality, curated quality, flexibility and seasonality front of mind, the venues set a new standard for culinary adventures on the iconic rivers of mainland Europe.

Experiences range from intimate and curated wine-focused set menus, to event style Mediterranean feasts in the sunshine – the diversity of offerings not only spans the venues themselves, but also the seasons during which guests travel.

Ostara & Solara Ship | Bistro
The welcoming Bistro Saison provides a distinctly European neighbourhood atmosphere, offering classic fare from local regions with modern flair.

Here you can expect hot and cold buffets serving a generous and stylish selection of locally sourced proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as freshly baked bread at breakfast and lunch, and an à la carte dinner menu prepared fresh to order with seasonal ingredients.

You’ll be able to connect with newfound friends and the cultures of your riverside destinations at The Salon, a relaxed space designed with the ships’ social aspects in mind. Offering fabulous flavours at breakfast and lunch, the flexible salon space can be whatever you want to make it, from a reading spot with a freshly prepared barista coffee in hand in the morning to an entertainment hub where live music will have you dancing into the evening.

Meanwhile, contemporary dinners await at Annie’s Table, centred around familiar favourites executed with precision and dished up in a shareable setting.
Ostara & Solara Ship | Gruner Bar

A vast selection of included beverages also flows freely throughout your cruise, with seasonal signature cocktails, local beer and wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee on hand to match each meal and further elevate your holiday.

Fellow Hospitality founder Monique Lane says each setting has been purposefully designed with flexible menus which honour the seasons and regional specialties of Europe.

“My aim is to elevate river cruise dining to the level of standalone hospitality,” Lane said.

“Alongside the passionate APT team, I’ve developed venues that honour the values and integrity of the great restaurants of the world; sourcing quality local produce, working within seasons, and being inspired by our surrounds.”

“We are creating a new standard of curated, thoughtful drinking and dining aboard these ships and can’t wait for our guests to experience these venues."

Ostara & Solara Ship | Owners Cellar

These venues and the cuisine within set a new bar for the industry and are sure to create many unforgettable moments. It’s onboard dining the APT way.

 

Words: Conor Walsh
Images: Artist's Impression