Silversea Announces Culinary And Wine Cruises For 2007
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- March 6, 2007) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is spicing up its 2007 schedule with an enticing collection of 6 Culinary Arts and 5 Wine Series voyages.
The popular enrichment cruises will showcase the artistry of award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including Relais & Châteaux – Relais Gourmands, the distinguished international association of boutique hotels and restaurants, while wine experts from an array of prestigious estates and wineries will be on hand to host the Wine Series voyages.
"Our culinary and wine theme cruises offer the perfect blend of education and entertainment that appeals to our sophisticated clientele's desire for personal growth and cultural enrichment," said David Morris, Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “Every year they continue to grow in popularity with our guests, and we’re delighted to roll out a brand new selection of these special enrichment voyages for 2007."
CULINARY ARTS VOYAGES
On 6 culinary sailings, guest chefs will display their exceptional talents during informative and entertaining cooking demonstrations. Guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes created by award-winning chefs like Anne Desjardins, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond chef/owner of L'Eau à La Bouche in Ste-Adèle, Québec; Cal Stamenov, executive chef of Marinus, the Mobil Four-Star restaurant at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, California; and Gale Gand, host of Food Network's Sweet Dreams cooking show and executive pastry chef and partner of Chicago’s Tru, a Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant. The Culinary Arts enrichment voyages also feature escorted trips to international markets, food and wine pairings, creative regional dishes, and a five-course grand gourmet dinner. Throughout these special voyages, the featured guest chef and Silversea’s executive chef are on hand to share their culinary expertise and answer any questions.
Discerning travelers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling some of the world’s finest vintages and visiting world-famous wineries, cellars and vineyards aboard 5 wine-themed cruises. Top experts like David Elswood, international head of the wine department at Christie's, the world's oldest auctioneer of fine wines, and Eduardo Pulenta, Jr. of the award-winning Pulenta Estate, one of Argentina's hottest new winemakers, will be on board to provide enriching lectures, conduct special tastings of vintage blends and guide Silversea’s guests on excursions to celebrated wineries and vineyards in select ports of call.
A colorful self-mailer describing the Culinary Arts and Wine Series voyages is available to travel agents and can be ordered online at www.silversea.comstarting in mid-March.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. For the ninth year, Silversea was named "Number One" small-ship line in the 2005 "Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected "World's Best" small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers' poll.
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Note to Editor: The schedules for the culinary and wine enrichment voyages in 2007 are below for your easy reference.
SILVERSEA'S CULINARY & WINE ENRICHMENT VOYAGES -- 2007
9-day "Famous Fortresses" cruise from Nice to Athens, May 28 - June 6, 2007 (Voyage 4718). Guest Chef: Anne Desjardins, L'Eau à La Bouche, Ste-Adèle, Québec. Silver Sailing fares start at $4,557 per person.
6-day "Bon Vivant Collection" voyage from Barcelona to Rome, June 30 - July 6, 2007 (Voyage 4722). Guest Chef: Cal Stamenov, Marinus at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $4,330 per person.
special 7-day "Privileged Passage" from Athens to Istanbul, July 13 - 20, 2007 (Voyage 1718). Guest Chef: Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat, Chiva-Som luxury health resort, Thailand. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,350 per person.
7-day "Realms of Myth and Legend" cruise from Athens to Venice, August 3 - 10, 2007 (Voyage 4727). Guest Chef: Gale Gand, Tru, Chicago, Illinois. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,036 per person.
7-day "Timeless Treasures" cruise from Venice to Rome, August 10 - 17, 2007 (Voyage 4728). Guest Chef: Renato Piccolotto, Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,036 per person.
7-day "Realm of the Romanovs IV" cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm, August 11 - 18, 2007 (Voyage 3720). Guest Chef: Jean-Paul Bondoux, La Bourgogne, Punta del Este, Uruguay and Restaurant Jean-Paul Bondoux, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $5,485 per person.
9-day "Mediterranean Collection" voyage from Athens to Monte Carlo, May 2 - 11, 2007 (Voyage 4713). Hosted by David Elswood, International Head for Christie's Wine Department. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $6,115 per person.
10-day "Landscapes and Legacies" cruise from Venice to Nice, July 30 - August 9, 2007 (Voyage 1720). Hosted by Bellavista Winery of Franciacorta (Lombardy), Italy. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $7,036 per person.
7-day "Prestige and Traditions" cruise from Barcelona to Monte Carlo, September 14 - 21, 2007 (Voyage 4733). Hosted by Virginie Coutou, General Manager of Diva Wines, Madrid, Spain. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $4,925 per person.
8-day "South American Sojourn" from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, November 27 - December 5, 2007 (Voyage 2732). Hosted by Eduardo Pulenta, Jr., Export Manager of Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, Argentina. Early Booking Incentive fares start at $4,670 per person.
11-day "African Odyssey" from Port Louis to Cape Town, December 11 - 22, 2007 (Voyage 1734). Hosted by Duimpie Bayley, South African wine expert. Silver Sailing fares start at $4,286 per person.