Get up close and personal with the experts of Celebrity Cruises culinary team on a special summer sailing all about cooking and food. “Don your chef hat and apron and depart on a culinary journey that teaches cooking technique and beverage secrets as part of the Excite the Senses program,” says Celebrity Cruises on their website.
Celebrity’s Excite the Senses lifestyle cookbook was the inspiration for this year’s theme cruises. Featuring over 260 recipes from our most popular restaurants and bars onboard, the book also has sections detailing how to host parties at home in true Celebrity style.
Each voyage will be lead by a member of the Celebrity Culinary Team and a beverage partner. Enjoy a Meet & Greet event, a book signing, two demonstrations of recipes from the book, two hands-on classes, and a Food & Wine Pairing Dinner. Each expert will also incorporate elements of the sailing’s ports of call. Learn more.
2012 Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruise dates and hosts are:
- June 29 – 7-night Alaska cruise on Celebrity Infinity®, roundtrip from Seattle and hosted by Celebrity Cruises Director of Culinary Operations, John Suley, and Celebrity’s wine expert and certified sommelier, Chanelle Duarte. Activities will focus on local ingredients, food and wine pairing and more.
- July 10 – 12-night Mediterranean cruise on Celebrity Solstice®, sailing roundtrip from Barcelona and hosted by Corporate Executive Chef Rufino Rengifo. Activities will celebrate Mediterranean cooking.
- August 12 – 12-night Baltic cruise on Celebrity Constellation®, the first of Celebrity’s Millennium Class ships to be Solsticized, sailing roundtrip from Amsterdam and hosted by Lorenzo Davidoiu, Celebrity’s Restaurant Operations Manager, who will focus on easy, modern entertaining tips.
- September 14 – 8-night wine cruise on Celebrity Millennium®, sailing from Vancouver to San Diego and hosted by Celebrity’s Traveling Restaurant Manager and former star maitre d’ Dominique Gamba, who will focus on specialty cheeses from around the world, the art of tea service, table settings and entertaining tips.