Ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn is pulling out all stops to create a rare epicurean-themed cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn in Europe later this year. Guests aboard the 11-day ‘Best of the Riviera Food & Wine Cruise’ will visit some of the continent’s most appealing food and wine regions, including daily special culinary events, excursions with the ship’s chef into local markets, cooking demonstrations by celebrity guest chefs, and tastings of local specialties.
The culinary voyage will depart Monte Carlo on 30 October 2014, sailing through the French and Italian Rivieras to Rome. Fares for veranda suites start from $6499 per person double occupancy.
Two celebrity guest chefs from the region – French Chef Patrice Olivon and Italian Chef Alfio Longo – will accompany the cruise, providing cooking demonstrations and menus for guests onboard.
Seabourn has also created optional custom food and wine excursions at each of the Mediterranean ports of call: Marseille, St. Tropez and Ajaccio on Corsica in France; Santa Margherita Ligure, Messina and Sorrento in Italy and Valletta, Malta; plus an overnight stay at Livorno and two full days to explore Florence, Pisa, Lucca and the delights of Tuscany.