When it comes to culinary-themed voyages, the options are both endless and truly satiating for epicureans who seek adventure at sea. If and your family desire unforgettable hands-on experiences, exotic tastes, and the opportunity to meet and interact with some of the world’s best and famous chefs, sommeliers, and vintners, you should consider a culinary-themed cruise to see the world and taste it all at once. Cruises are especially ideal if you plan to travel in a group, from a family of four to a group of 30 or more.
For an intimate sailing experience, with immersive visits to lesser-known path villages and towns, consider a European river cruise. The leisurely pace of these compact sailing vessels, coupled with itineraries that highlight the very best of local, authentic European villages will have you feeling relaxed and fully immersed in the local culture. River cruises are especially ideal for wine enthusiasts, since many itineraries include visits to some of the world’s most award-winning vineyards.
Many cruise lines today offer special culinary experiences both on board and ashore, whether a chef-led market tour of the local farmer’s markets, or a hands-on culinary center where master chefs teach you how to recreate the flavors for your trip at home. Select itineraries may even feature special guests—celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and acclaimed vintners—who will sail with you, sharing their knowledge and expertise along the way.
However you decide to cruise, with whomever, and wherever you decide to travel, you can be assured it will be a cruise to savor.