Love food and wine? Taste the world’s flavors on a culinary cruise. You can taste diverse flavor from all over the world via cruise ship.
Preeminent cruise lines have created new and exciting culinary experiences both on board the ship as well as on local excursions. Here are some top picks from the culinary travel experts at Cuvée Wine Travel, Inc. for luxury cruise lines with fabulous culinary offerings.
Enjoy Michelin-inspired cuisine on every sailing. Crystal Cruises complimentary wine list has an impressive variety of wines, and the Conoussier Wine List is every wine lover’s dream, with rare fine wines like Pétrus and Screaming Eagle.
In addition to offering wine pairing dinners in its Vintage Room, Crystal also offers special Wine & Food Festival sailings with culinary enrichment experiences onboard as well as exclusive excursions onshore.
These cruises are known for having the “finest cuisine at sea,” with its culinary program overseen by the one and only Jacques Pépin. Some exciting experiences include hands-on cooking classes in the onboard Culinary Center, trips to local markets and vineyard tours in renowned wine regions.
Oceania’s Marina and Riviera ships feature La Reserve by Wine Spectator for gourmet dinners and the exclusive Dom Perignon Experience, pairing six courses with a different vintage of Dom Perignon champagne.
This cruise line takes great pride in its cuisine, as is evidenced by its membership in the esteemed gastronomic society La Châine des Rôtisseurs and its partnership with Chef Thomas Keller. The Michelin-starred chef has created a unique dining concept for the fleet and has trained the culinary staff to his notoriously high standards.
Enjoy educational wine classes, tastings and other culinary excursions as well as unique themed sailings like the Yoga and Wine meditation cruise.
Check out a new culinary enrichment program called Sea and Land Taste (S.A.L.T.). Curated with Adam Sachs, the former editor-in-chief of Saveur Magazine, this program will offer immersive experiences like market trips, cooking demos with local chefs, authentic dinners, workshops, and tastings.
Silversea’s Wine Voyages offer an introductory sommelier course and feature world-class vintners onboard to lead tastings and private vineyard tours.
With an exclusive partnership with the prestigious James Beard Foundation, award-winning chefs and sommeliers host special yacht sailings through Windstar Cruises. Enjoy chef-led market excursions, cooking demos, wine tastings, and wine pairing dinners. All sailings feature exquisite dishes specially created for Windstar by a team of talented James Beard chefs.
These cruise lines are revolutionizing culinary travel by offering unique immersive experiences both onshore and at sea. Take your taste buds on a new adventure by sailing on a culinary cruise. Bon Voyage!