Select cruise lines offer onboard instruction from guest chefs, optional in-port guided visits to the local market and Wine tutorials & tastings. Below are a few of the cruise lines I am pleased to work with:
This food-focused cruise line boasts menus crafted by Jacques Pepin, the world-renowned master chef and Oceania's executive culinary director. A state-of-the-art culinary studio, affiliated with Bon Appetit, is equipped with 24 individual cooking stations. Master Chefs deliver hands-on instruction with a focus on regional cuisines.
This is cruising as it was meant to be — a sumptuous and very personal experience where your every wish, your every whim and your every want are met with gratifying luxuries, satisfying comfort and complete fulfillment of your wanderlust. Anticipate an unforgettable journey to the world's greatest destinations where everything is included, without exception and without compromise.
Exciting news... Holland America Line guests can experience America's Test Kitchen's enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. This new culinary programming will begin aboard MS Westerdam on October 18 for the ship’s Mexico season and aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam on November 13 for the Caribbean season. The program is expected to roll out fleet wide by June 2017.
Princess ships offer an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, with public spaces designed to feel intimate, even on the largest vessels. Our ships feature a variety of signature “escape” venues and amenities, enabling passengers to enjoy themselves in an informal, relaxed atmosphere whether they’re seeking quiet time to rejuvenate or want to keep active with a full array of onboard activities.
The culinary journeys experienced onboard every Uniworld river cruise are every bit as rich, varied and flavorful as the voyage itself. Our dedication to farm-to-table culinary experiences leads us to uncover the finest foods sourced from regional farms, farmers’ markets and artisanal producers, to ensure every meal embodies the unique character of each region and season.
DESTINATION-FOCUSED DINING. Much of the joy of travel lies in sampling the fresh fare and regional cuisine that bring your destination to life. Locally sourced ingredients—like Provençal lemons, Hungarian paprika and dill from the onboard herb garden—inspire our chefs to create authentic regional dishes. Our extensive wine list enhances your meal and features a vintage created by Viking’s own vintner.
All images and descriptions courtesy of the individual cruise lines... Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Viking River Cruises