The quality and nutritional value of the Mediterranean cuisine is known far and wide and is celebrated all over the world as one of the most healthy diets. The superior olive oil found in Greece especially, and then Spain and Italy is the source of all goodness. The entire philosophy revolves around reducing red meat intake, although there are numerous delicious healthy red meat recipes, and increasing fish, seafood and plant based food while also minimizing consumption of processed foods to a minimum. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts are very prominent in the Mediterranean cuisine and depending on each region can take on an entirely different gastronomic approach. A plethora of small bites or starters, from tapas, to hors d’oeuvres, to meze lead to succulent, moreish main dishes with such a variety that will appease all taste palates. And of course, let’s not forget the quality and delectable wine labels that can be savoured while on a Mediterranean cruise holiday.