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Silversea serving up unique culinary theme cruises

With a collection of the world’s most flavorful destinations expertly paired with the culinary world’s hottest talents, Silversea Cruises is offering a selection of moveable feasts for those sophisticated travelers who enjoy high-end dining as much as the adventure of luxury travel.

These unique culinary theme cruises showcase the artistry of award-winning chefs of top dining establishments from around the world, including the internationally acclaimed chefs of Relais & Châteaux.

“We’re delighted to feature some of the world’s most celebrated chefs on our Culinary Arts voyages,” said Rudi Scholdis, Silversea’s culinary director. “Our culinary theme cruises are a great way to meld together fascinating destinations with cooking events and demonstrations that entertain and edify, as well as reveal the personalities, skills — and a few culinary secrets — of the masters of haute cuisine.”

On the culinary sailings, celebrity chefs will display their talents during cooking demonstrations where guests can taste and learn firsthand the secrets of enticing signature dishes. Many of the award-winning chefs are also designated Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux, such as Rick Tramonto, partner and executive chef of Chicago’s Tru, a Mobil Four Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant; Eyvind Hellstrøm, owner and chef of Michelin Two Star Bagatelle in Oslo; and Anne Desjardins, the chef/co-owner of CAA Four Diamond L’Eau à La Bouche in Ste-Adèle, Québec.

The Culinary Arts enrichment voyages also feature escorted provisioning trips to international markets (when the itinerary permits), 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.

Following below is a list of the Culinary Arts voyages. Fares listed are per person based on double occupancy for a Vista Suite and do not include port charges and handling fees that range from $100 to $500 per person, depending on the itinerary.


Voyage 3912
Silver Shadow
May 28 – June 7
Seward to Vancouver, 10 days
Early Booking Incentive fares start at $7,050.
Jonathan Lindenauer – Bon Appétit magazine’s chef de cuisine will be in residence to bring the Bon Appétit Supper Club to life and offer guests a taste of his signature recipes. This avant-garde concept of a stylish, limited-time dining experience will transform La Terrazza into a New York-inspired restaurant.

Voyage 3917
Silver Shadow
July 20 – Aug. 1
San Francisco (roundtrip), 12 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $4,747
Gregory Short – Executive chef of Masas, San Francisco.


Voyage 1926
Silver Cloud
Oct. 19 – 29
New York to Barbados, 10 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $3,397
Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Anne Desjardins – Co-owner of L’Eau à La Bouche Ste-Adèle, Québec, Canada.

Voyage 3929
Silver Shadow
November 13 – 22
Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, 9 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $3,047
Relais & Châteaux Chef Stéphane Mazières – Executive chef of Le Gaïac restaurant at Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Bart’s.


Voyage 3909
Silver Shadow
April 11 – 29
Sydney to Singapore, 18 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $10,496
Relais & Ch̢teaux Chef Mathew Macartney РExecutive chef of Chateau Yering, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Voyage 2915
Silver Wind
May 14 – 21
Barcelona to Nice, 7 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $3,197
Relais & Ch̢teaux Grand Chef Rick Tramonto РExecutive chef/partner of Tru, Chicago.

Voyage 2922
Silver Wind
July 18 – 28
Monte Carlo (roundtrip), 10 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $6,177
Relais & Ch̢teaux Chef Vincent Nattress РExecutive chef of Meadowood Resort, St. Helena, California.

Voyage 4931
Silver Whisper
October 3 – 10
Venice to Rome, 7 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $4,616
Lidia Bastianich – Author, TV chef and co-owner of Felidia and Becco restaurants, New York City.

Voyage 4933
Silver Whisper
October 17 – 24
Monte Carlo to Athens, 7 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $3,297.
“World of Relais & Châteaux” – Over seven days, these five Relais & Châteaux chefs are set to take part in what is sure to be the ultimate culinary festival at sea: Jacques Thorel, Auberge Bretonne (La Roche-Bernard, Britanny, France) Eyvind Hellstrøm, Bagatelle (Oslo, Norway) Julien Lahire, Auberge du Moulin Hideux (Noirefontaine, Belgium) Christian Gölles, Gasthof Post (Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria) Erwan Louaisil, El Castell de Ciutat (La Seu d’Urgell, Lleida, Spain)

Voyage 2933
Silver Wind
October 18 – 30
Istanbul to Rome, 12 days
Silver Sailing fares start at $5,847
Anton Mosimann – Chef/owner of Mosimann’s, London.


Voyage 1916
Silver Cloud
July 11 – 26
Copenhagen (roundtrip), 15 days
Early Booking Incentive fares start at $11,396
Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Eyvind Hellstrøm – Chef/owner of Bagatelle, Oslo.

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