These days, culinary themed cruises cater to specific passions, offering not only exceptional and exclusive menus, but also hands on learning and teaching from the finest. If you are a food aficionado, aka “foodie,” then you’ll love these culinary partnerships on the water this 2017.
World-renowned American chef and restaurateur, Thomas Keller, has designed the culinary experience aboard Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Quest. The culinary genius behind a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants – The French Laundry, Per Se, and Bouchon – Chef Keller brings his award-winning French and American cuisine to the ultra-luxury cruise line adding new flavors and flair to complement Seabourn’s already celebrated cuisine.
Chef: Tom Keller
Enjoy gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin for the Oceania fleet. Accompanied by a master chef, tour a winery in Madeira or a fish market in Rio de Janeiro, taste the authentic flavors of a region, learn techniques in local cooking classes and then hone your skills at The Culinary Center.
Perks: Multiple open-seating dining venues for breakfast, lunch and dinner, at no additional charge & free 24-hour room service. The spectacular port-intensive itineraries feature overnight visits and extended evening port stays.
Chef: Jacques Pépin
Company: Oceania Cruises
“The enjoyment of good food is a universal pleasure. We merely try to share what we like, what gives us that pleasure day after day.”
LANSHU CHEN – LE MOÛT RESTAURANT, TAÏWAN
Learn from the “Grands Chefs” of Relais and Châteaux by joining the select Culinary Arts Voyages with Silversea Cruises. On 14 exclusive voyages around the globe, Silversea guests can experience an innovative cooking school at sea concept, L’Ecole des Chefs by Relais & Châteaux. This culinary discovery experience offers a unique and interactive program, hosted by Silversea’s Culinary Trainer, Chef David Bilsland. In addition to cooking, enjoy the thrilling and memorable meals of “La Collection du Monde,” created exclusively for guests of Silversea. It is not just the menu that is extraordinary, it is the “selection of ingredients, honed techniques, perceptive associations of flavors [that] all combine to create an art of true excellence in perfect harmony with an idyllic setting.”
Perk: Silversea Cruises is the only cruise line to partner with the exclusive, globally renowned collection of “Grands Chefs” from Relais and Châteaux
Chef/Teacher: David Blisland
Company: Silversea Cruises
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
Don’t just eat the best food, learn the secrets of making it yourself. The Culinary Arts Kitchen aboard Seven Seas Explorer will provide guests with all the ingredients to expand their culinary skills in a welcoming environment reminiscent of the most prestigious cooking schools in France in both layout and design. With highly individualized hands on instruction, you’ll learn the advanced techniques of the best, with themed menus for each destination.
Perks: Regent Seven Seas Explorer is the newest ship aboard the all-inclusive luxury cruise line.
Company: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Santa Barbara Travel customizes the most magnificent culinary experiences on both sea and land. Call your Santa Barbara Travel advisor or visit our advisor page to find the best fit for you.