Oceania announces Signature Sailings
Luxury cruise-operator Oceania Cruises recently announced the line-up for their "Signature Sailings" in 2013, which includes voyages with wine, culinary and travel experts in addition to renowned jazz artists.
Two Wine & Food Celebration voyages are set to include presentations from chefs and wine connoisseurs in addition to demonstrations, wine tastings and other exciting events.
Aboard Marina's 20-day voyage from Lima to New York on May 6, South American wine expert Daniel Soto will host wine lectures and tastings of some of the finest wines in the region. In addition, culinary author and chef Paulette Mitchell will join Daniel to showcasea variety of classic South American dishes.
During the Caribbean segment of the cruise, Bacardi Rum's Brand Ambassador Kate Dahlen will host an exciting rum tasting session and a selection of Caribbean dishes will be presented by the culinary team from the Ritz Carlton hotel in Grand Cayman. In addition, tastings and lectures will also be held with wine expert Karen Kind and Kathryn Kelly, the executive chef of the onboard Bon Appétit Culinary Centre. The voyage will also feature Condé Nast Traveler's Wendy Perrin, who is set to share advice from her "Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know" book.
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Meanwhile, guests sailing on Riviera's 10-day sailing from Monte Carlo to Rome on June 23, Kathryn Kelly will be joined by several culinary experts, including Eric Kastel from the Culinary Institute of America, New York educator, businessman and sommelier Tony Didio and Master Cheese Expert Max McCalman, whom will share the secrets of great cheeses and how they pair with wine.
Recording artist and Cape Coral restaurateur Valerie Elam will be performing aboard both cruises whilst Master Chef Jacques Pépin, who serves as Oceania Cruises' executive culinary director, will sail on Riviera's 10-day voyage from Barcelona to Lisbon on September 19, 2013.