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You’ll begin your epic Asian adventure in Singapore, the cosmopolitan hub of Asia, with its outstanding architecture, vibrant food scene and rich history. You will have the chance to spend two-nights exploring the city at your own pace before embarking Norwegian Jewel; once on board you will glide across the sea to the remarkable ports of Phuket, Penang
World Wine Week is here! And we’ve found the best cruise lines for you vino-lovers out there
Give yourself a cooking crash course with Oceania Cruises and their culinary school at sea
The cuisine aboard Fred. Olsen’s cruise ships has a new look – but standards are as high as ever and traditionalists have nothing to fear. As a family-operated firm, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is justly proud of its Norwegian heritage. But you don’t become one of the world’s longest-established cruise lines without listening to your
Professor Ian Cooper, international business author and travel writer, experiences a Viking river cruise through the vineyards of France from Bordeaux. I have just spent a week sniffing, spitting, swirling, sipping and sampling some of the world’s great wines – and all from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship in France. Have you ever
Cruise the Seine with Uniworld’s Joie de Vivre and you don’t just enjoy the finest French cuisine – you learn to create it, too. As ten of us gather in Cave du Vin, things look very promising. The walls are lined with bottles of fine wine, an array of fresh produce is spread across the
Oceania Cruises unveiled their latest epicurean masterpiece, La Cuisine Bourgeoise, by Jacques Pépin. An elegant seven-course affair, La Cuisine Bourgeoise, is rooted in fresh, seasonal ingredients, time-honoured flavours and celebrates the rituals of the table and sharing a meal with friends and family. The dining experience features many classic dishes that the Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director,
Dave Monk enjoys a week of sightseeing, giddying views and glasses of fine wine during a Saga River Cruises trip on the Douro, Portugal’s ‘river of gold’. You need a head for heights in the Douro Valley. Any excursion from the river – whether it’s to a medieval village clustered on a hill or a church
Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary and destination cruise line providing a home away from home to 684-1250 guests. Boldly claiming to serve “The Finest Cuisine at Sea” may seem like an overstatement, but we wouldn’t make such an assertion if it wasn’t for the great contribution of the legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin.
From this summer holidaymakers travelling with Celebrity Cruises will have the chance to quench their thirst for wine knowledge. The leading modern luxury cruise line is introducing five new shore excursions designed in partnership with the highly acclaimed international TV series The Wine Show. The quintet of tantalising tours, offered across selected sailings on-board Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity
Bea Tollman’s culinary empire spans the globe – and it’s all built on good, traditional home cooking. John Honeywell enjoys a taste of Uniworld. There is an unmistakeable style about Uniworld’s river cruise ships. Full of flounces and fripperies where their rivals prefer minimalism and Scandi-chic, the line’s self-styled Super Ships such as the Maria Theresa,
A luxury voyage from Switzerland, through Germany, France and the Netherlands, complete with tastings on board and ashore. Cheers! For anyone with a taste for wine, a cruise on the Rhine with a winemaker on board to offer daily tastings, and more opportunities to sample the stuff ashore, is pretty much a dream come true.
Costa Cruises has introduced 14 new regional lunch and dinner menus that were created by a team of top Costa chefs led by Michelin-starred chef Fabio Cucchelli. The new menus reflect Italian heritage and authenticity with dishes rooted in the flavours of the fourteen regions of modern Italy. The development team studied a range of
Holland America Line is expanding its culinary offering with Food and Wined themed cruises on a range of sailings. Two European cruises will showcase UK guest chefs and food and wine experts. The first sailing to feature culinary guests on-board will be the 12-night Western Europe Explorer itinerary on ms Ryndam departing from Harwich on
Luxury barge operator Belmond Afloat in France is launching a Wine Academy for its guests travelling in Burgundy. The Wine Academy will include an immersive programme of talks about Burgundy and its wines, and can be tailored to guests accordingly, from introductory level to those who are budding wine collectors. Wine master Pascal Wagner has
MSC Cruises is offering a limited series of journeys through flavours and cultures with three wine-themed cruises with expert-led tastings and talks and excursions to wine estates. Whether in Provence, Barcelona or the historic Roman port of Civitavecchia, ‘On The Wine Routes’ will immerse guests in the fascinating and ancient world of Mediterranean wine production,
Olly Smith has been on a number of trips on the Azura and has a few more planned throughout the year. During these cruise breaks he has presented a number of wine-tasting sessions at The Glass House and also taken part in one-to-one discussions where he enjoys listening to feedback about the different wines from
Crystal Cruises has secured star guest chefs and wine experts for its October Wine & Food Festival cruises in the Mediterranean and New England. Henri Brosi, executive chef of The Dorchester Hotel, will showcase the techniques that have earned him worldwide acclaim during a 10-night Canada & New England cruise on 19 October from Montreal
Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer food and wine connoisseurs a rare treat this fall: an incomparable journey through Australia’s vibrant wine region, featuring stays at luxurious boutique hotels, sumptuous meals paired with regional wines, and exclusive tastings at the region’s best vineyards. These activities and more will be available as part of “Australian Food
Continuing its mission to showcase the finest cooking from restaurants all around North America, Seabourn Cruise Line in 2005 has gathered another posse of award-winning chefs to star in the second season of its Chefs’ Circle series of culinary cruises aboard the ultra luxury, all-suite Yachts of Seabourn: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend.