Just imagine taking international gourmet cooking classes taught by celebrity chefs, or visiting some of the world's greatest wineries with the highest caliber of experts who share their knowledge and passion, as you sip and savor your way through some of world's most unique wine regions. You can stop imagining and actually indulge in these fascinating treasures of global cuisine while on your cruise vacation. Intrigued by the symphony of flavors, you will enjoy a delicious, cultural epicurean cruising experience and discover the World of the Palate.

Welcome, we see that we have aroused your interest, and hopefully stimulated your taste buds!

Perhaps you have envisioned being the next Food Network Star, or maybe you fantasize on having a throw down challenge with Iron Chef Bobby Flay, or perhaps you just love great food and wine and appreciate the very best.

Regardless if you are a novice cook or experienced culinary connoisseur, the thing is, you are passionate about delicious food.  Learn to cook like the pros. Cuisine & Cruising together complement each other and are highlighted with unique flavors of each destination, offering authentic insight into customs and cultures of the region. World renowned, talented chefs and wine experts across the globe share their talents at lectures, special meals, and tastings on board and ashore, showcasing the true essence of the destination with dishes of flavor, rich in heritage and prepared with fresh locally acquired ingredients. As you navigate through exotic regions, you will discover the pleasures of gourmet cuisine and fine wine that’s yours to savor in settings intimate and elegant.

For pre and post shore excursions, our Epicurean Journeys are designed for those who are seeking hands-on cooking, visiting the kitchens of local chefs, wine and food tastings and market excursions.

This is the year you get to taste World Class cuisine!

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We will turn your dreams into life-transforming experiences. We will introduce you to some of the most remote and fascinating cultures on the planet, providing you the chance to experience their distinctive lifestyles, by observing, participating & tasting.

Bon Appétit, Have a delectable cruise!




  Taste the World

Gastronomic Cruises that Indulge Your Appetite for Adventure.

One of the joys of traveling is discovering the local cuisine scene — by visiting the heralded restaurants, strolling the local markets, meeting the rising culinary stars or engaging in cooking classes and wine tastings. Whether you're a novice foodie or a well-traveled connoisseur, you'll find a world of tantalizing trips here to whet your appetite.

                                             Taste the World


On the following pages, you will discover that Crystal Cruises,  Lindblad,


Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Yachts of Seabourn offer

food and wine sailings. Browse through the 6 star Cruise Lines, and then

call 1-866-333-5355  to book your tantalizing culinary vacation. This is the year

you get to taste World Class Cuisine!


Aboard Crystal Cruises, the top culinary talent will lead cooking demos and special menus, wine pairing and tasting sessions, and specialty cocktail classes.  “One of the hallmarks of a Crystal Wine and Food theme program is bringing destinations to life through regional flavors,” says Toni Neumeister, vice president, food and beverage

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At Lindblad Expeditions, our shipboard chefs use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, including locally grown produce, sustainable catch fish, and other local and indigenous products. By adding regional ingredients and flavors to a menu that also includes traditional favorites, we aim to provide our guests with a greater sense of the cuisine and culture in the regions being explored.

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Our goal at Oceania Cruises has always been a lofty one - to offer our guests a world of affordable luxury and attractive value that is unrivaled anywhere. You can now explore the world with us in a style that's unequaled because our ships are comfortably mid-size.  You will have the opportunity to cook with the chefs, and have a hands on experience with the culinary classes.

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Watch celebrated chefs prepare signature dishes and learn their secret cooking techniques. Sip and savor your way through some of the world's greatest wine regions and explore fine spirits. Sail the Spice Islands and pleasure all your senses as Regent Seven Seas Cruises delves into the world of the palate.

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The innovative Viking Cooking School Aboard Silversea entertains and educates with a broad curriculum of tantalising culinary events including inspiring demonstrations and dynamic cooking competitions. Then head ashore to cook alongside world-renowned chefs at prestigious Relais & Châteaux – Relais Gourmand boutique restaurants.

Thanks to the size of Silversea's ships, chefs are able to source fresh, locally grown produce and seafood directly from the ports you visit.  In slect ports, you can participate in a market tour.


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Enrich your mind with noteworthy experts. On special sailings, we offer our guests the enriching opportunity to meet and learn from the most innovative chefs in the world. Getting a feel for the best of what southern Italy has to offer - great food, friendly locals.

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