France is synonymous with exceptional cuisine and what better way to savor its legendary culinary delights than on a luxury Scenic river cruise. Upgrade your vacation with the “Scenic Culinaire” program on the luxury line’s beautiful Space-Ships — Scenic Diamond (in Bordeaux), Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Emerald (sailing on the Rhône in the south of France). Sure to become a foodie favorite, the onboard cooking school offers immersive courses in the world-famous gastronomic wonders of this region.
Providing a world-class cruise experience has always been a hallmark of Seabourn and it’s been named time and again as the “best culinary cruise line” by Saveur® Magazine. Guests on the line’s stunning ultra-luxury ships enjoy cuisine developed by legendary American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller, whose culinary genius is served at such Michelin-starred restaurants as French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon.
Discerning travelers who expect the very finest will find it aboard Regent Cruises‘ Seven Seas Explorer.” The all-suite/all-balcony 54,000-ton, 750-guest ship debuted in July 2016. This gorgeous and spacious ship boasts stunning designer suites — including one that is 3,875-square-feet; lavish gourmet restaurants, beautifully designed comfortable lounges, chic bars, and a theater.
There was an era when cruise ship dining consisted of buffets and a formal dinner at two set times. Today, choices are endless and with epicurean-oriented Oceania Cruises, guests will be treated to some of the finest cuisine afloat. With menus designed by world-famous Master Chef Jacques Pépin, the luxury line’s Executive Culinary Director, every meal is sure to be an ambrosial and memorable delight.
Crystal Cruises offers an upscale vacation of carefree elegance on its ultra-luxury 50,000-ton, 922-guest Crystal Symphony and 68,000-ton, 1,070-guest Crystal Serenity. The mid-sized ships are large enough to have lots of spacious areas and amenities as well as a welcoming intimate ambiance.
AmaWaterways offers luxury river cruises in Europe, Africa, plus Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam and Cambodia in South Asia. Its award-winning ships were designed for the utmost of comfort and style to provide a convenient and effortless way to journey along these waterways. They offer 360-degree riverside views to best see quaint villages, bustling cities, medieval castles and vineyards that line the route as you sip on a glass of wine or relax in the sun on deck.
Windstar Cruises’ newest yacht, the 212-guest all-suite Star Legendmade a spectacular debut to much acclaim in May 2015. She was christened in Rome by her Godmother Gloria Bohan, CEO and Owner of Omega World Travel and Cruise.com as well as an industry pioneer.
Attention all foodies! Silversea Cruises is offering an exciting Culinary Arts theme cruise called “The Flavours of Europe” on the intimate Silver Explorer as she sails on a “British Isles & Coastal” cruise sailing April 29 to May 13, 2013. Showcasing their highly acclaimed skills, renowned chefs will demonstrate their magic, providing an incredible experience for gourmands as well as for those wanting to expand their culinary knowledge and, best of all, taste out-of-this-world cuisine.
While it might be true that life is a journey, not a destination, when you’re sailing with Azamara Club Cruises, it happens to be about the journey and the destination. Azamara Cruises offers an “upscale cruise experience for travelers seeking to explore new and out of the ordinary cruise destinations.”
Azamara Club Cruises focuses on the destination and various ports of call. Travel to the Canary Islands, a destination that many larger cruise lines will never offer. With a maximum of 694 guests, the Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey provide an intimate onboard experience. The ships are smaller and are able to travel to many ports that larger cruise ships just can’t access.