Nautical Kitchen Accessories

by CruiseReady

Suggestions for kitchen accessories especially for those cooks with a nautical bent. Bonus: A little bit of nautical trivia to impress your seagoing buddies.

For anyone who loves to cook, something new for their kitchen can sure bring a lot of joy. And if they also happen to have a nautical bent, then a special nautical kitchen accessory gets bonus points. You'll find a nice assortment of exactly that right here - each one hand picked for a spot on this page.

Yes, I'm one of those folks who nearly swoons at the thought of spending a few precious days at sea. So, as you might guess I do love nautical themes. I love nautical history, and trivia, too, so I've wound in some of that for you on this page.

Buy nautical kitchen accessories for yourself, and as gifts for loved ones. For example a cheese board would be a perfect addition to in a gift basket with cheese, sausage and crackers! Be creative.

You'll find an awesome collection of fun accessories featured here. Some of them may be just the thing you need to liven up both your kitchen and your heart. Whether your favorite motif is sailboats, anchors, or sea creatures, sit back, and enjoy this mix of items that should appeal to the sea lover in you.

And, just for fun, we'll start off with a little bit of nautical trivia that you can use to impress your seagoing buddies.

Anchors Aweigh!
Image: Red Anchor Cheese Board from Zazzle

Crossing the Atlantic

Nautical Trivia
RMS Queen Mary 2 in Trondheim 2007
RMS Queen Mary 2 in Trondheim 2007

Did You Know?

Making "The Crossing"


  1. In 1492, it took Christopher Columbus's ships ten weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Today the Queen Mary 2 makes the crossing in 6 days.
  3. The modern record for a crossing by a passenger ship is 3 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes. That was accomplished by the famous SS United States - in 1952!

Galley Chef Apron

For Preparing a Seafood Dinner

A fun nautical apron is a great gift for someone who spends a lot of time preparing meals for family and friends, whether that's in the kitchen, in front of a barbeque grillo, or in the galley of a their boat. Aprons make a wonderful hostess gift, too.

The anchor is a universally recognized symbol of of the sea, and is appreciated by anyone who likes to be on or around the ocean. But, it particularly brings to mind maritime travels, and is appreciated the world over by sea lovers.

On this nautical apton, the words "galley chef" can be replaced with the recipient's name for a personalized gift.

Nautical Apron

Can be Personalized if Desired


Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

— Ambrose Bierce


The Ocean!

Ocean Waves October 2013
Ocean Waves October 2013
Copyright CruiseReady

Sea Captain Nautical Cookie Jar

A fun piece for your Coastal Decor

Every Nautical Kitchen needs something that's totally fun, and this old salt who will happily guard your cookies is the perfect thing! It's just the right size to nestle down in a little corner of your kitchen counter.  He stands over a foot tall, and is sure to be a real standout wherever you place him.

Everyone love the romantic thought of a life at sea, and an old sea captain is the perfect representation of that fanciful vision.

(If you're looking for a fun little gift idea, here's something that's sure to be a hit.)

More Marine Trivia

Fog Horns, Lobsters, and Salt
  1. Musical Fog Horn - While most cruise ship fog horns sound the standard "EEEEEE-OOOOOO" sound, the ones from Disney Cruise Line play the tune of first line of the song that begins "When you wish upon a star." Sometimes, we can hear the special horn from our yard when a DCL ship leaves port. **
  2. Lobsters are not red in the ocean. They are actually a brownish or dingy green color. This actually a mix of brown, green, and some red, which is masked by the other colors. It is when they are cooked that the red pigment emerges.
  3. Salt Water - The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean. But the Dead Sea is eight times saltier! In fact, the Dead Sea is too salty for anything to live in it.



**NOTE: If you'd like to hear the different sounds of the fog horns of a cuple of differnt ships, look a little farther down the page. You'll find two different videos. On one, the Queen Mary 2 blows her horn. On the other, you'll hear the meoldious tones from a Disney ship.

Kitchen Counter Sets

Great Idea for Hostess Gift

Here's a great idea for a thoughtful and inexpensive hostess or housewarming gift, if the recipient happens to be someone who loves the sea.

Or - gift a set to yourself, and experience a little pick-me-up when you choose the flavors to spice up your meal.  

The lighthouse themed spice rack set includes hand painted ceramic spice jars and a wooden rack for holding them that can be either hung on the wall or just set on the counter/

Cruise Ship Fog Horn Music

Disney and Cunard

Want to hear one of the Disney cruise ships sound the signature tune on it's fog horn? Play the first video. It will take less than 15 seconds of your time.

Next up, in the second video, is the sound of the Queen Mary 2 sounding her horn.

Zazzle's Nautical Cheese Boards

Offer Lots of Choices

Find thousands of choices in quality kitchen and dining items with nautical themes at Zazzle. Whether it's something a little different, or that special item that can be personalized with a name or monogram, you're sure to find it there.

What kinds of things are available at the web's premier print on demand site?  Lots more than you might think, including items for throughout the home, as well as clothing, accessories, and artwork.  For the kitchen area alone, there are a number of different items.   Some of these include:

  • Drinkware (mugs, flasks, water bottles, etc)
  • Bottle openers in several styles
  • Teapots and Pitchers
  • Can and Bottle Coolers
  • Tiles, Trivets, and Coasters
  • Dish Towels, Aprons, Placemats, Table Cloths and Runners

There's more, but you get the idea:  It's a LOT!  Several examples, with a nautical theme are shown here, but look for just about any theme there - from artistic or beautiful, to cute or humorous.


Nautical Themed Kitchen Decor

from Zazzle


The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.

- English Proverb

Ship on the Rocks

Ship on the Rocks
Ship on the Rocks

Wine Bottle Holders

for the Kitchen Counter

A lot of us don't have a separate bar in our home, so we keep our wine in the kitchen, or in a close by room.

Why not keep that wine right on your counter in a nautical wine bottle holder?   This counter top wine rack  can go on your bar or counter if  you have plenty of space there. it holds four bottles flanked by a pair or anchors.  Your favorite vino will be at the ready - in nautical style!

However, if counter space is at a bit of a premium, but you'd still like to display a single bottle, why not indulge in a seashell wine bottle holder, like the one shown here?

It's nice to be able to combine form and function!

More Wine Accessories

for Sea Lovers
  • Nautical Wine Bottle Holders
    If you do a lot of entertaining, you probably serve an occasional bottle of wine. Add an extra festive touch with a decorative wine bottle holder. Choose one in a nautical theme for something a little different!
  • Nautical Wine Bottle Stoppers
    What would you do with a nautical wine bottle stopper? Keep it or gift it! It's up to you. Some of the ones shown on this page are just irresistible if you love either a nice Chardonnay or the sea. I'm betting you'd be proud to display any of these..

Nautical Trivet

Ocean Blue

Some people use trivets strictly for decoration, others use them as coasters, spoon rests, or they place hot bowls and plates on them.

What's YOUR favorite use for a trivet?

Here's one that just may make you yearn to spend a little time at sea ... a view of the wide, blue ocean, as seen from the balcony of a cruise ship.

It's just right for holding a nice warm cup of tea or cocoa. (While you wait for that seafood dinner to be ready, of course.)

Ocean Blue Trivet

Updated: 05/07/2017, CruiseReady
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CruiseReady on 08/01/2017

I think it's about the simplest of all - a nautical spoon rest. Saw one I really liked on Amazon a couple of years ago, didn't order, it went out of stock. Been looking for one just like it ever since.

DerdriuMarriner on 06/30/2017

CruiseReady, Many kitchen-lovers favor their aprons above all else. What type of accessory is your favorite that you absolutely must have with a nautical theme?

CruiseReady on 10/02/2015

Some of the nautical cooking accessories on this page are from Amazon, and others are from Zazzle.

blackspanielgallery on 10/01/2015

Some interesting finds. Where do you search for such items?

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