Godiva Chocolatier has opened its first marine travel retail café onboard Cunard’s recently refurbished Queen Mary 2, the most luxury transatlantic ocean liner.
The Queen Mary 2 passengers will enjoy a range of Belgian chocolates, patisseries as well as chocolate drinks and ice creams. The menu also includes exclusives and recipes developed in collaboration with Godiva chef chocolatier Philippe Daue and Cunard Executive twin chefs, Nicholas and Mark Oldroyd.
Matthew Hodges, Godiva’s general manager for global travel retail, who visited the Queen Mary 2 prior to her departure for New York, said: “We are delighted to launch our very first marine café on board Queen Mary 2 in collaboration with Cunard. Godiva’s strategy is to surprise and delight the consumer continually with innovative chocolate varieties. For this, we are always searching for the best partners and we were pleased to find that Cunard shares our values of quality, heritage and innovation. We are confident that the pioneering Godiva Café on the Queen Mary 2 will be a delightful and indulgent experience for her passengers.”
As well as chocolate treats in the café, passengers can purchase Godiva’s Royal Gift Box, which is a collection of 30 chocolate pieces.
Marketing director of Cunard, Angus Struthers, said: “We are very much pleased to be partnering with Godiva Chocolatier to launch the very first Godiva chocolate café at sea. I’m sure our guests are going to love the Godiva chocolate experience with pieces of indulgent luxury on board the most luxurious ocean liner ever built. ”
To further cement their partnership with Cunard, Godiva will place individually wrapped chocolates on each guest’s pillow every evening of their voyage.